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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics, England, 2016-17

National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
United Kingdom
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Regions, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
Date Range:
01 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2017


Update 23 December 2019. NHS Digital have been made aware of an error in the csv version of Table 5b which previously contained data relating to Table 5c, the data contained within the file was labelled as 5c.  This incorrect csv file has now been replaced. Please note that this error did not affect the Excel data file which contained the correct data.

The information in this bulletin about immunisation statistics in England comes from Public Health England (PHE).

Information on childhood immunisation coverage at ages 1, 2 and 5 years is collected through the Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) data collection for Upper Tier Local Authorities (LAs).

Information on children aged 2, 3 and 4 immunised against seasonal flu are collected from GPs through PHE's ImmForm system.

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In 2016-17, four out of the six routine vaccinations at 1 and 2 years showed small decreases in coverage compared to 2015-16. This includes coverage for the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine as measured at 2 years which decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row, following a year on year increase since 2007-08. Coverage for this vaccine is now at 91.6 per cent, slightly lower than in 2015-16 (91.9 per cent) and at a similar level to that reported in 2011-12.

In 2016-17, 93.4 per cent of children reaching their first birthday were reported to have completed their primary DTaP/IPV/Hib course (three doses). This compares with 93.6 per cent in 2015-16, 94.2 per cent in 2014-15 and 94.7 per cent in 2012-13.

National coverage figures reported for the MMR 1st dose as measured at 5 years show coverage at the WHO recommended target level of 95 per cent for the first time.

National coverage figures reported for the Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio (DTaP/IPV) booster as measured at 5 years show a decrease in 2016-17 for the fourth year in a row.


Last edited: 21 June 2021 12:35 pm