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Rabies

Volume 128: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many people in the United Kingdom have been immunised against rabies for each year since 1980.

This information is not available in the form requested. The number of doses of rabies vaccine supplied through the Department for distribution in England and Wales was as follows:

YearNumber
19802,280
19819,000
19828,000
19835,000
19845,000
19856,500
19866,000
19878,000

These supplies will have included initial and booster doses for those groups considered to be at special risk, for example, veterinary and technical staff of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and employees of animal quarantine premises, as well as to travellers returning to this country who might have been in contact with rabid animals.

Number of notifications of rabies United Kingdom 1980–87

Year

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

England and Wales111
Scotland

1

Northern Ireland

1

1

1— Not available.