Influenza: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th November 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 and what proportion of eligible patients have had the flu vaccine to date.

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

Public Health England publishes weekly provisional flu vaccine uptake data based on general practitioner automated returns throughout the flu season which is available at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-flu-and-covid-19-surveillance-reports

This gives the proportions of those eligible who have been vaccinated.

Monthly provisional flu vaccine uptake data, based on automated and manual returns, is also published, with the first set of monthly data released on 26 November covering the period 1 September to 31 October 2020. This will include the first set of monthly data on uptake in frontline line healthcare workers and school-aged children. The data is available at the following link:

www.gov.uk/government/collections/vaccine-uptake#seasonal-flu-vaccine-uptake:-figures

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