§ Mr. Ian Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children have died following a routine vaccination in each year since 1990. 
§ Yvette Cooper
Over 150 million doses of vaccine have been distributed in the United Kingdom for use in the childhood programme in the last 10 years.
A report of a particular suspected reaction does not necessarily mean that it has been caused by the vaccine. There is no evidence to support the suggestion of a causal link between any of the childhood vaccines recommended in the UK and death.
Yellow card reports to the Medicines Control Agency of suspected adverse reactions to a routine vaccine where a child, aged 16 years or less, died are presented in the table for the UK.
Year Reports of a fatal reaction to a vaccine 1990 2 1991 9 1992 10 1993 7 1994 4 1995 4 1996 3 1997 5 1998 2 1999 align="right">4