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Influenza: Vaccination

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners aged 65 years and over received free influenza inoculations in (a) the Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since it became available. (186963)

The information requested is shown in the following table by the relevant health trust or authority, as this is how the data are collected.

Vaccination uptake among the 65 years and over for South Tyneside, North East and England by year (2000-06)

Area

Total persons aged 65 and over vaccinated

Total percentage uptake

2000-01

Gateshead and South Tyneside health authority (HA)

42,093

68.2

Northern and Yorkshire Region

638,013

66.8

England

4,820,239

65.4

2001-02

Gateshead and South Tyneside HA

43,421

70.0

Northern and Yorkshire Region

706,899

69.8

England

5,135,760

67.7

2002-03

South Tyneside Primary Care Trusts (PCT)

19,480

70.2

North East Region Strategic Health

Authority (SHA)

376635

71.1

England

5,487,645

68.5

2003-04

South Tyneside PCT

20,274

72.7

North East Region SHA

387,600

72.9

England

5,788,875

71.0

2004-05

South Tyneside PCT

19,632

71.9

North East Region SHA

394,859

73.3

England

4,651,315

71.5

2005-06

South Tyneside PCT

21,192

76.9

North East Region SHA

413,718

76.8

England

6,122,744

75.3

2006-07

South Tyneside PCT

20,803

76.0

North East Region SHA

312,689

76.0

England

5,779,145

73.9

Note:

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

Source:

Health Protection Informatics (HPI) web based reporting site Influenza Immunisation Uptake Monitoring Programme Health Protection Agency/Department of Health