Influenza: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd September 2020.

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Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Labour, Halton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flu vaccines (a) were administered to patients in 2019-20 and (b) he estimates will be required for winter 2020-21.

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

In 2019/20, 15.3 million people received the flu vaccination. This included those aged 65 and older, those in at risk groups, pregnant women, children aged two – three years, children in reception – school year six and healthcare workers.

In 2020/21 we expect to offer more than 30 million vaccines.

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