§ Sandra Gidley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the take-up rates for influenza vaccine were at(a) 1 November and (b) 1 December, broken down by health authority. 504W
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
Flu vaccination uptake rates for those aged 65 years and over at 1 November 2003 by strategic health authority are shown in the table.
Data for vaccine uptake rate as at 1 December is not yet available.
Strategic health authority Percentage uptake
Birmingham and Black Country 52.5 Shropshire and Staffordshire 59.8 West Midlands South Health Authority 56.3 Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland 56.5 Trent 60.8 Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire 56.9 Essex 56.2 Norfolk Suffolk and Cambridgeshire 58.8 South Yorkshire 58.1 West Yorkshire 59.9 North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire 59.5 Northumberland Tyne and Wear 60.6 County Durham and Tees Valley 57.8 Greater Manchester 55.8 Cumbria and Lancashire 54.5 Cheshire and Merseyside 58.9 North East London 55.5 North Central London 48.7 South East London 46.6 South West London 52.3 North West London 50.2 Hampshire and Isle of Wight 57.3 Thames Valley 54.5 Surrey and Sussex 57.2 Kent and Medway 57.6 Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire 57.2 South West Peninsula 54.1 Dorset and Somerset 57.1