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National Statistics
Publication, Part of

NHS Immunisation Statistics - England, 2006-07

National statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
United Kingdom
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Regions, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations
Date Range:
01 Apr 2006 to 31 Mar 2007


The information in this bulletin, about immunisation statistics in England, comes from:

1) The Health Protection Agency (HPA) Centre for Infections (CfI) for information on:

  • childhood immunisation uptake at ages 1, 2 and 5 collected through the Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) data collection for PCTs
  • persons aged 65 and over immunised against influenza for all PCTs.

2) The Information Centre (IC) for information about the BCG programme and reinforcing doses on the KC50 return from known providers of immunisation services.


  • uptake of MMR vaccine by 2 years of age was reported as 85 per cent and has increased across every region in England. This is an increase over the reported uptake of 84 per cent for the 2005-06 cohort (1)
  • uptake of vaccines by 2 years of age against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b and meningitis C was around 93 per cent, with very little change to those reported for the 2005-06 cohort (1)
  • there were 172,000 BCG vaccinations in 2006-07
  • a slight decrease in the number of people aged 65 and over immunised against influenza from 75 per cent in 2005-06 to 74 per cent in 2006-07.

(1) Data on childhood immunisation should be treated with some caution as small movements could be partly due to data issues in London where uptake rates are lower than elsewhere in the country. See section on Data Quality.


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