The information in this bulletin about immunisation statistics in England comes from Public Health England (PHE). Information on childhood immunisation 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) and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). Information on persons aged 65 and over immunised against seasonal flu is collected from GPs through PHE's ImmForm system.
3rd November 2014: Subsequent to publishing on 25 September 2014, an error was identified where Rutland Local Authority (LA) was incorrectly merged with Leicester LA instead of Leicestershire LA. England and regional level figures are not affected but some of the coverage figures for Leicestershire and Leicester are.
The HSCIC apologises for the inconvenience caused by this error and has reissued the figures for Leicester and Leicestershire in Tables 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b in the Excel and CSV files. The PDF report has also been revised.