The information in this bulletin, about immunisation statistics in England, comes from:
- The Health Protection Agency (HPA) and Health Protection Services (HPS) - for information on childhood immunisation coverage at ages 1, 2 and 5. It is collected through the Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) data collection for PCTs.
- The NHS Information Centre (The NHS IC) - for information about the BCG programme and reinforcing doses of diphtheria, tetanus and polio on the KC50 return from known providers of immunisation services.
- The Department of Health - for information on persons aged 65 and over immunised against seasonal flu for all PCTs (in conjunction with Health Protection Agency).
Subsequent to publishing this report on 28 September 2011, a number of changes were identified as being needed. For full details please see the Errata note document above.
March 2013:Following investigation of KC50 data submitted by some Trusts from 2008-09 through to 2010-11, the HSCIC is recommending that Td/IPV and BCG data reported in tables 6, 7, 13 and 13a of this publication should be treated with some caution. See Errata note above for more information.