HC Deb 13 June 1961 vol 642 cc38-9W
Lord Balniel

asked the Minister of Health what is the national average acceptance rate for polio vaccination for children; and which areas have acceptance rates substantially below the national average.

Mr. Powell

Seventy-seven per cent. in England and Wales at 31st March. The local authority areas with acceptance rates estimated to be lower than 70 per cent. were:

Under 50 per cent
50 per cent.-59 per cent
Birkenhead. Darlington.
Bury. Liverpool.
60 per cent.-69 per cent
Durham. Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Isles of Scilly
Lancashire. Rochdale.
Barnsley. Salford.
Blackburn. Sunderland.
Bradford. Wakefield.
Dudley. Walsall.
Halifax. Warrington.
Ipswich. West Bromwich.
Manchester. West Hartlepool.
Merthyr Tydfil. Wigan.
Middlesbrough. Wolverhampton.

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