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Vaccination: Take-up

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

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.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 04 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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