Influenza: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th July 2021.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were vaccinated against the common flu in the past 12 months; and how this figure compares with the previous 12 months.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows the number of people who were vaccinated during the seasonal influenza vaccination programme in 2019/20 and 2020/21. The figures are not directly comparable as the immunisation programme was expanded to more cohorts in 2020/21.

2020/2021

2019/2020

19,158,901

14,468,665

Source:

‘Seasonal influenza vaccine uptake in GP patients: winter season 2020 to 2021. Final data for 1 September 2020 to 28 February 2021’ Public Health England

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