Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th August 2020.

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Photo of Anthony Mangnall Anthony Mangnall Conservative, Totnes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve vaccination rates in areas of the UK where they are below the national average.

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

Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement are undertaking a range of actions to improve vaccination coverage across all the routine immunisation programmes in England. This includes targeted initiatives where rates are below the national average, informed by data that identifies underserved populations, as well as improvements being rolled out nationally, such as improved access to appointments, better communication with the public, and additional training for healthcare professionals.

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