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Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics- England 2017-18 [NS]
The information in this bulletin about immunisation statistics in England comes from Public Health England (PHE). Information on childhood vaccination 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 and 3 vaccinated against seasonal flu are collected from GPs through PHE's ImmForm system.
In 2017-18, coverage declined in nine of the 12 routine vaccinations measured at ages 12 months, 24 months or five years in England compared to the previous year.
MenB coverage is reported as a national statistic for the first time this year and achieved 92.5% at 12 months.
In 2017-18, DTaP/IPV/Hib coverage at 12 months declined for the fifth year in a row, decreasing 1.6% since 2012-13 and is at its lowest since 2008-09. However, coverage at 24 months has remained above the 95% target since 2009-10.
Coverage for the Measles Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine as measured at two years decreased in 2017-18 for the fourth year in a row. Coverage for this vaccine is now at 91.2%, the lowest it has been since 2011-12.
The 2017-18 report is accompanied by an interactive data dashboard which has been developed in collaboration with Public Health England and can be accessed via this link http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/ChildVaccStats_Dashboard or by clicking the image below:
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