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Data looks at the number of people who are immunised against childhood diseases by their first, second and fifth birthday, over 65s immunised against influenza and immunisation against tuberculosis (BCG) for young babies and older people at greatest risk.

Main Topics/Subject Category

Percentage of children immunised by their first birthday, percentage of children immunised by their second birthday, by Strategic Health Authority, tuberculin mantoux tests and BCG vaccinations by age, percentage of children immunised by their 1st birthday, by primary care trust, percentage of children immunised by their 2nd birthday, percentage of children immunised by their 5th birthday, number of children receiving bcg vaccinations and reinforcing diphtheria, tetanus and polio doses given to school leavers, number of children receiving bcg vaccinations and reinforcing doses given to school leavers by provider, percentage of persons aged 65 and over immunised against influenza.

Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, whooping cough, haemophilus influenza b, hib, pneumococcal disease, meningitis c, health, child, age, immunisation, vaccination
Identifier Variables
Economic/Subject Categories
Area of Health System
Primary care, Public health
Disease Area
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Influenza
Data collecting organization (s)
NHS information centre
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Unit of Analysis

Sample size varies each year by type of vaccination. For example, the percentage of children immunised (against MMR) by their second birthday *2001-02 84
*2002-03 82
*2003-04 80
*2004-05 81
*2005-06 84
*2006-07 85
*2007-08 85
*2008-09 85

NHS information centre
Conditions of Access
Free access
Tickner S, et al. Factors underlying suboptimal childhood immunisation. Vaccine 2006; 24: 7030–7036