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Health: Immunisation

Volume 700: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What coverage they provide in the immunisation of children with DPT3, OPV3 and measles vaccine. [HL2724]

Around 91 per cent of children have completed their primary immunisation courses against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis and Hib by their first birthday and around 93 per cent by their second birthday.

Around 85 per cent of children have been immunised against mumps, measles and rubella with the combined MMR vaccine by the age of two.

This is based on immunisations completed between July and September 2007 in the United Kingdom.