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Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics - 2020-21

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Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics - 2020-21

Excel data tables file updated on data 27/06/2022.

This update corrected an error in tables 12b and 13b, where data for 2 local authorities (St Helens and Buckinghamshire) was incorrectly appearing as zero.

Regional and national figures were not affected.
COVER data was not affected by this issue. The main report and dashboard were not affected.

27 June 2022 00:00 AM


This statistical report, co-authored with Public Health England (PHE), reports childhood vaccination coverage statistics for England in 2020-21.

Data relates to the routine vaccinations offered to all children up to the age of 5 years, derived from the Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER). Additional information on children aged 2 and 3 vaccinated against seasonal flu are collected from GPs through PHE's ImmForm system.

Vaccine coverage in 2020-21 shows small changes compared to 2019-20

Of the 13 vaccine coverage measures, where a comparable figure is available:

2 vaccines had increased coverage of between 0.1% and 0.3%

2 vaccines had no change

9 vaccines had decreased coverage of between 0.1% and 0.5%   

5-in-1 coverage at 5 years remains above 95% target

Coverage at 5 years in 2020-21 was 95.2%, the same as it was in 2019-20.

MMR1 coverage remains below the 95% target*

MMR1 coverage at 24 months was 90.3% in 2020-21, a decrease from 90.6% in 2019-20.

MMR1 coverage at 5 years was 94.3% in 2020-21, a decrease from 94.5% the previous year.

Last edited: 27 June 2022 10:31 am