HC Deb 05 April 2001 vol 366 c272W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of those aged over 65 years received flu vaccinations in Shrewsbury and Atcham this winter; and if he will make a statement. [156497]

Yvette Cooper

Final monitoring figures received from the flu co-ordinator for Shropshire Health Authority at the end of December 2000, reported that 67 per cent. of those aged 65 and over received a flu immunisation. This is 7 percentage points higher than the national target of 60 per cent. coverage set at the start of the campaign.