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Vaccination

Question for Department of Health

UIN 199984, tabled on 10 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the uptake rate was of each (a) childhood vaccination, (b) vaccination for people aged 65 and over and (c) vaccination for people who fall into risk groups recommended by his Department as a proportion of the total eligible population for the vaccination, in each of the last 10 years.

Answered on

17 June 2014

Much of the information requested is contained in “NHS Immunisation Statistics, England 2012-13” published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) on 26 September 2013. This provides vaccine uptake rates for routine childhood vaccinations. It also contains more limited information on the uptake of adult influenza immunisations. The report provides uptake information covering the period from 2002-03 to 2012-13. Tables 1 to 3 on pages 54 to 55 are particularly pertinent to the question. A copy of the HSCIC report has been placed in the Library.

Additional information on vaccine uptake which is not contained in the HSCIC report is set out as follows.

(a) Childhood vaccination. Immunisation is offered to girls aged 12-13 to protect against the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus which can cause cervical cancer. Uptake of HPV vaccination from 2008-09, when it was introduced, is set out in Table 1. Figures for 2013-14 are not yet available.

Table 1: Annual HPV vaccine uptake for females aged 12 to 13 years (England)

Academic year

Uptake %

2008/09

At least 1 dose

88.1

At least 2 doses

86.0

3 doses

80.1

2009/10

At least 1 dose

84.3

At least 2 doses

82.3

3 doses

76.4

2010/11

At least 1 dose

88.9

At least 2 doses

87.5

3 doses

84.2

2011/12

At least 1 dose

90.6

At least 2 doses

89.6

3 doses

86.8

2012/13

At least 1 dose

90.9

At least 2 doses

89.6

3 doses

86.1

Immunisation against influenza is offered to children with certain clinical conditions which put them at greater risk of the effects of influenza. Vaccine uptake is set out in Table 2.

Table 2: Annual influenza vaccine uptake for children with clinical conditions aged 6 months to under16 years (England)

Children aged 6 months to 2 years with clinical condition. Vaccine Uptake

%

Children aged 2 to under 16 years with clinical condition.

Vaccine Uptake

%

2006/07

6.2

22.3

2007/08

6.2

22.3

2008/09

7.3

23.8

2009/10

16.5

34.5

2010/11

25.2

39.3

2011/12

22.5

38.3

2012/13

24.3

38.7

2013/14

24.2

42.6

In September 2013 vaccination of healthy two and three year old children against influenza was introduced. From September 2013 to January 2014 42.6% of two year old children, and 39.5% of three year old children were vaccinated.

(b) People aged 65 and over. Influenza vaccination is offered to this group. Vaccine uptake is set out in Table 3.

Table 3: Annual influenza vaccine uptake for people aged 65 or over (England)

Vaccine Uptake (%)

2004/05

71.4

2005/06

75.3

2006/07

73.9

2007/08

73.5

2008/09

74.1

2009/10

72.4

2010/11

72.8

2011/12

74.0

2012/13

73.4

2013/14

73.2

Immunisation is also offered against pneumococcal disease. The figures in Table 4 show the percentage of the population who have ever received a pneumococcal disease vaccine (PPV) since the age of 65. Figures for 2013-14 are not yet available.

Table 4: PPV uptake for people aged 65 or over (England)

Vaccine Uptake (%)

2005/06

64.4

2006/07

66.6

2007/08

69.0

2008/09

68.2

2009/10

69.4

2010/11

70.5

2011/12

68.3

2012/13

69.1

(c) People in risk groups. Influenza vaccination has been offered to all pregnant women since the 2010/11 flu season. Vaccine uptake is set out in Table 5.

Table 5: Annual influenza vaccine uptake for all pregnant women (England)

Vaccine Uptake (%)

2010/11

38.0

2011/12

27.4

2012/13

40.3

2013/14

39.8

Influenza vaccination is also offered to people with certain clinical conditions which put them at greater risk of the effects of influenza. Vaccine uptake is set out in Table 6.

Table 6: Annual influenza vaccine uptake for people with clinical conditions aged 16 to under 65 years (England)

Vaccine Uptake (%)

2006/07

45.1

2007/08

48.6

2008/09

50.2

2009/10

53.6

2010/11

51.7

2011/12

53.2

2012/13

52.8

2013/14

53.4

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