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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.