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Influenza: Eastbourne

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the take-up of influenza vaccine by pensioners living in Eastbourne constituency in each year since 1997. (165341)

Flu vaccine uptake data was collected for the first time on those aged 65 and over from 2000. Information is collected by primary care trust (PCT) and strategic health authority. Information is not collected by constituency.

The percentage of those aged 65 and over who received a flu vaccine in Eastbourne in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove in 2000-01 and 2001-02 and Eastbourne Downs PCT since 2002-03 is given in the following table.

Vaccination uptake among the 65 years and over for Eastbourne byyear, 2000-06

South East

Geography

Total persons aged 65 and over from returning practices

Total persons aged 65+ vaccinated

Total percentage uptake

2000-01

Eastbourne in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove

151,731

101,616

67.0

2001-02

Eastbourne in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove

148,284

104,813

70.7

2002-03

Eastbourne Downs PCT (in Surrey and Sussex HA)

42,352

30,332

72

2003-04

Eastbourne Downs PCT (in Surrey and Sussex HA)

42,414

32,409

76.4

2004-05

Eastbourne Downs PCT (in Surrey and Sussex HA)

43,568

30,842

71

2005-06

Eastbourne Downs PCT (in Surrey and Sussex HA)

39,530

29,694

75.1

2006-07

East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT

73,249

53,878

73.6

Total

541,128

383,584

71

Note:

Uptake figures include only those practices who have returned forms.

Source:

Influenza Immunisation Uptake Monitoring Programme Health Protection Agency

The change in geography reflected in the total returns by PCT mapped to areas

Area

HA/PCT

South East

Surrey and Sussex HA

Berkshire

Bexhill and Rother PCT

Buckinghamshire

East Elmbridge and Mid-Surrey PCT

East Kent

East Surrey PCT

East Surrey

Hastings and St. Leonards PCT

East Sussex, Brighton/Hove

Mid Sussex PCT

North and Mid Hants

Brighton and Hove City PCT

Northamptonshire

Eastbourne Downs PCT

Oxfordshire

Sussex Downs and Weald PCT

Portsmouth and South East Hants

Guildford and Waverley PCT

Southampton and South West Hants

North Surrey PCT

West Kent

Woking Area PCT

West Surrey

Adur, Arun and Worthing PCT

West Sussex

Crawley PCT

Horsham and Chanctonbury PCT

Western Sussex PCT