Vaccination: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on national health of the Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics for England 2018-19.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Public Health England (PHE) monitors trends in the level of childhood vaccination rates.

Although vaccination rates remain high, England has seen a small decline in coverage since 2013. The most recent figures, published in December 2019, show that vaccine coverage increased slightly compared to the last quarter for most routine vaccines measured at 12 months, representing vaccines administered recently. This increase in vaccination rates is for the second quarter in a row, and although it is always difficult to draw conclusions from small variations in the quarterly data, we look forward to this trend continuing in future reports.

This data can be viewed at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/cover-of-vaccination-evaluated-rapidly-cover-programme-2019-to-2020-quarterly-data

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