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Influenza: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL1392, tabled on 24 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were vaccinated against the common flu in the past 12 months; and how this figure compares with the previous 12 months.

Answered on

6 July 2021

The following table shows the number of people who were vaccinated during the seasonal influenza vaccination programme in 2019/20 and 2020/21. The figures are not directly comparable as the immunisation programme was expanded to more cohorts in 2020/21.

2020/2021

2019/2020

19,158,901

14,468,665

Source:

‘Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients: winter season 2020 to 2021. Final data for 1 September 2020 to 28 February 2021’ Public Health England