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Vaccination: Take-up

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 197411, tabled on 29 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect of anti-vaccination groups on vaccination take-up.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

5 December 2018

The United Kingdom has one of the most comprehensive vaccination programmes in Europe with high uptake. Parental confidence in the immunisation programme is monitored through annual surveys. In 2018, 93% of parents in England expressed confidence in the programme. The vast majority of parents believed immunisations to be safe and effective and have their children immunised when due.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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