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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 134070, tabled on 6 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department's modelling of the covid-19 vaccination program is based on uptake of 75 per cent outside of (a) care homes, (b) prisons and (c) other settings.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

4 March 2021

Based on our previous vaccination programmes, specifically seasonal flu, we expected the uptake for the COVID-19 vaccine to be 75% across all cohorts in England. These estimates vary by priority groups, with greater estimated take up rates in higher priority groups. Seasonal flu estimates take into account different settings including prisons and care homes, to determine overall uptake. This fed into our initial estimate of 75% uptake across all cohorts. According to the recent evidence gathered by the Office for National Statistics, the current rate of COVID-19 take-up is 85% of adults across all cohorts.

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