Immunisation of Scottish children continues to exceed the 95% target after four years

 

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https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Child-Health/Publications/2018-09-25/2018-09-25-Childhood-Immunisation-Summary.pdf?98028200865

Here are the main points for the quarter ending 30 June 2018

  • Uptake rates by 12 months of age increased slightly and remain above 95% for complete primary courses of immunisation of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV), MenB vaccine, and the five-in-one vaccine, which protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus (Hib).
  • Uptake of the complete two dose course of rotavirus vaccine by 12 months of age remained at 93.5%.
  • Uptake rates of the Hib/MenC and PCV booster vaccines by 24 months both increased slightly, with rates at 95.1% and 95.3% respectively.
  • The national target is for 95% uptake of one dose of the MMR vaccine by five years of age, with a supplementary measure at 24 months. Uptake of one dose of MMR vaccine increased slightly to94.5% by 24 months of age and 96.9% by five years of age. Uptake rates of one dose of MMR by five years have remained above the 95% target since 2009.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45508622

 

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