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Influenza: York

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of pensioners from York who have received influenza injections in the last 12 months. (322130)

Data on the number of people who have received influenza vaccine during the influenza season (winter) 2009-10 are available nationally and at the strategic health authority and the primary care trust (PCT) levels. No data are available for individual towns or cities.

It is estimated that in the North Yorkshire and York PCT up to the end of January 2010, 75,717 people aged 65 years and older have received the seasonal influenza vaccine and about 36,000 people aged 65 years and older have received swine influenza vaccine. Only those 65 and over in a risk group were eligible for the swine flu vaccine.