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MMR Vaccine: Basingstoke

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of children in Basingstoke under the age of five years received two doses of MMR vaccine in each quarter of the last 10 years. (305365)

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) publishes quarterly data under the COVER (cover of vaccination evaluated rapidly) programme.

Data are not available for Basingstoke itself, and the organisation responsible for primary care for Basingstoke has changed following national health service reorganisations. Up to 2002, North and Mid Hampshire health authority (HA) was responsible; for 2002 to 2006 it was North Hampshire primary care trust (PCT); and from 2006 it has been Hampshire PCT.

Quarter evaluated

PCT name

Number of children with 5th birthday in quarter

Percentage received MMR2 by 5th birthday

October to December 2002

North Hampshire PCT

728

76.4

January to March 2003

North Hampshire PCT

827

77.3

April to June 2003

North Hampshire PCT

608

82.1

July to September 2003

North Hampshire PCT

659

82.5

October to December 2003

North Hampshire PCT

604

81.8

January to March 2004

North Hampshire PCT

622

83.3

April to June 2004

North Hampshire PCT

653

83.8

July to September 2004

North Hampshire PCT

619

79.5

October to December 2004

North Hampshire PCT

547

80.8

January to March 2005

North Hampshire PCT

574

81.2

April to June 2005

North Hampshire PCT

558

84.2

July to September 2005

North Hampshire PCT

610

84.4

October to December 2005

North Hampshire PCT

573

81.3

January to March 2006

North Hampshire PCT

552

88.4

April to June 2006

North Hampshire PCT

582

80.9

July to September 2006

North Hampshire PCT

569

80.0

October to December 2006

Hampshire PCT

3,415

79.4

January to March 2007

Hampshire PCT

2,304

79.4

April to June 2007

Hampshire PCT

2,649

79.6

July to September 2007

Hampshire PCT

3,494

80.4

October to December 2007

Hampshire PCT

3,461

79.4

January to March 2008

Hampshire PCT

3,367

79.3

April to June 2008

Hampshire PCT

3,626

83.2

July to September 2008

Hampshire PCT

3,736

82.5

October to December 2008

Hampshire PCT

3,642

83.0

January to March 2009

Hampshire PCT

3,644

83.3

April to June 2009

Hampshire PCT

3,681

84.4

Prior to 2002, vaccine coverage data were published annually. Annual Measles Mumps and Rubella 2 (MMR2) coverage data at age five years by HA were published by the Department’s Statistics Division for the fiscal years (1 March to 31 April) 1999-2000 to 2001-02. During this period Basingstoke was part of North and Mid Hampshire HA.

North and Mid Hampshire HA

Denominator

MMR2 coverage at five years (percentage)

1999-2000

7,468

78

2000-01

7,278

73

2001-02

7,168

73