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Vaccinations: Pensioners

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners in York received influenza inoculations in each of the last five years. (257839)

Flu vaccine is given free of charge on the national health service to those aged 65 years and over. This influenza vaccine uptake is reported to the Department by primary care trusts (PCTs) and strategic health authorities and is based on the number of patients registered at reporting general practitioner practices who were vaccinated between 1 September and 31 January of the given year. Data are not collected by constituency.

The city of York is currently covered by North Yorkshire and York PCT and prior to 2006 was covered by Selby and York PCT.

Primary Care Trust

Number of registered patients 65 years and over

Number of patients 65 years and over vaccinated

% uptake (to 1 decimal point)

2008-09

North Yorkshire and York PCT

149,559

113,411

75.8

2007-08

North Yorkshire and York PCT

146,894

111,177

75.7

2006-07

North Yorkshire and York PCT

145,440

110,892

76.2

2005-06

Selby and York PCT

46,860

37,561

80.2

2004-05

Selby and York PCT1

46,883

35,553

76

1 Data collected for the year 2004-05 were cumulative to 31 December 2004.