Influenza: Vaccination

Health written question – answered on 25th February 2008.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners aged 65 years and over received free influenza inoculations in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since it became available.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The information requested is shown in the following table by the relevant health trust or authority, as this is how the data are collected.

Vaccination uptake among the 65 years and over for South Tyneside, North East and England by year (2000-06)
Area Total persons aged 65 and over vaccinated Total percentage uptake
2000-01
Gateshead and South Tyneside health authority (HA) 42,093 68.2
Northern and Yorkshire Region 638,013 66.8
England 4,820,239 65.4
2001-02
Gateshead and South Tyneside HA 43,421 70.0
Northern and Yorkshire Region 706,899 69.8
England 5,135,760 67.7
2002-03
South Tyneside Primary Care Trusts (PCT) 19,480 70.2
North East Region Strategic Health
Authority (SHA) 376635 71.1
England 5,487,645 68.5
2003-04
South Tyneside PCT 20,274 72.7
North East Region SHA 387,600 72.9
England 5,788,875 71.0
2004-05
South Tyneside PCT 19,632 71.9
North East Region SHA 394,859 73.3
England 4,651,315 71.5
2005-06
South Tyneside PCT 21,192 76.9
North East Region SHA 413,718 76.8
England 6,122,744 75.3
2006-07
South Tyneside PCT 20,803 76.0
North East Region SHA 312,689 76.0
England 5,779,145 73.9
Note:

Uptake figures based on general practitioner practices returning data to the survey and reflect vaccine uptake for individuals vaccinated at these premises

Source:

Health Protection Informatics (HPI) web based reporting site Influenza Immunisation Uptake Monitoring Programme Health Protection Agency/Department of Health

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