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Question for Department of Health

UIN 199989, tabled on 10 June 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans (a) NHS England and (b) Public Health England have to fund awareness campaigns to increase vaccination uptake rates.

Answered on

17 June 2014

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for awareness campaigns for immunisation and keeps these matters under close review.

Immunisation is one of the key behaviours under Start4Life - PHE's programme to help parents give their children the best start in life, from pregnancy up to 5 years of age. Immunisation is promoted on the Start4Life website and within the Start4Life Information for Parents emails and text messages.

NHS England has no plans to fund national awareness campaigns for immunisation programmes.