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Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 105444, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the forthcoming All Vaccines Strategy will set a target of 75% for adult pneumococcal vaccination coverage in line with coverage targets set for influenza vaccination.

Answered on

21 January 2022

The vaccine strategy has been delayed due to the Department’s ongoing response to the pandemic. The strategy is being kept under review given the continuously evolving understanding of COVID-19, its vaccines and vaccination programmes and the impact of these developments.