Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics - England 2018-19
This is part of Childhood Vaccination Coverage StatisticsNational statistics
- Publication Date:
- 26 Sep 2019
- Geographic Coverage:
- United Kingdom
- Geographical Granularity:
- Country, Regions, Local Authorities
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
This statistical report, co-authored with Public Health England (PHE), reports childhood vaccination coverage statistics for England in 2018-19.
Data relates to the routine vaccinations offered to all children up to the age of five 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.
*NB. This key fact has been updated post-publication for clarity. It previously stated 'Coverage declined in all 13 routine vaccinations'.
In 2018-19, coverage declined in all 13 measures of coverage for 9 routine childhood vaccinations, compared to the previous year.
Changes in coverage cannot be measured for the 10th routine vaccination, MenB booster, as this is reported for the first time in 2018-19, therefore no comparison to 2017-18 data is available.
Coverage for some vaccines is assessed at multiple ages resulting in more measures of coverage than vaccinations.