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Influenza: Vaccination

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which region in England experienced the (a) highest and (b) lowest number of influenza vaccinations administered in each winter since 1999-2000. (179497)

The data on influenza vaccination uptake has been provided by region since 2000, to date, for those aged 65 years and over. Data for those aged 65 years in clinical risk groups has only been collected since 2005-06 and is also provided. This information is shown in the following tables.

Vaccination uptake by region (England only) for each winter season since 1999-2000

65 years and over

Vaccine uptake (Percentage)

Survey year

Region

Low

High

2000-01

London region

60

Trent region

68

2001-02

North West London Health Authority

62

North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire Health Authority

70

2002-03

South East London Strategic Health Authority (SHA)

58

North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire SHA

72

2003-04

South East London SHA

61

Trent SHA

73

2004-05

South East London SHA

62

North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire SHA

74

2005-06

South East London SHA

69

Thames Valley SHA

78

2006-07

London SHA

70

North East SHA

76

Under 65 years and at risk1

Vaccine uptake (Percentage)

Survey year

SHA

Low

High

2005-06

County Durham and Tees Valley SHA

59

Cheshire and Merseyside SHA

42

2006-07

South West SHA

40

Yorkshire and the Humber SHA

45

1 Data for individuals aged under 65 years and in a risk group has only been collated since the 2005-06 season and therefore unavailable in previous years.

Note:

Uptake figures based on GP practices returning data to the survey and reflect vaccine uptake for individuals vaccinated at these premises.

Source:

Health Protection Informatics web-based reporting site

Influenza Immunisation Uptake Monitoring Programme Health Protection Agency/Department of Health.