HC Deb 21 November 1984 vol 68 cc197-8W
Mr. Andrew Bowden

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many children have received the whooping cough vaccine since it was introduced by the National Health Service broken down between (a) boys and (b) girls.

Mr. John Patten

Whooping cough vaccination was first recommended as part of the childhood immunisation programme in 1957 and central collection of statistics of

themselves are increased by the uprating so that, for example, the rates for an adult dependant will rise by £1, and for an adult dependant and two children under 11 by £1.90.