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a child vaccine imageSeptember 26 2017

Vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella in five-year olds has hit the 95% World Health Organization target in England for the first time. 

 NHS Digital has announced that the vaccination level for children receiving their first MMR vaccine (MMR1) by their fifth birthday in 2016-17 was 95.0%, up from 94.8% in 2015-16. However, “coverage of the MMR1 vaccine by children’s second birthday has decreased in 2016-17 for the third year in a row to 91.6%.”

The figures are included in Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics 2016-17. This notes that there has been a continued decline in uptake of the DTaP/IPV/Hib (the ‘5-in-1’ vaccine) with 93.4% of children receiving this before their first birthday in 2016-17, down from 93.6% in 2015-16 and 94.2% in 2014-15.

Rotavirus vaccination is included for the first time: 89.6% of children in England received the rotavirus vaccine before their first birthday during 2016-17

“Levels of immunisation for 10 out of the 12 routine childhood vaccinations covered by the report were highest in the North East. London had the lowest immunisation coverage for all 12 routine childhood vaccinations included in the report,” said NHS Digital.

A new interactive data dashboard has also been developed in collaboration with Public Health England, enabling users “to drill down to local authority level and examine both local and national trends in greater detail.”

Links:
NHS digital announcement         
NHS Digital ‘Childhood Vaccination Coverage Statistics 2016-17’               

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