HC Deb 04 June 2003 vol 406 c498W
Mr. Paterson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in England received the MMR vaccine in each of the last five years. [116345]

Ms Blears

Information about immunisation rates for MMR for children by their second birthday and by their fifth birthday for the last five years is shown in the table.

Percentage of children immunized against MMR
By their 5th birthday1
By their 2nd birthday First dose First and second dose
1997–98 90.8
1998–99 88.3
1999–2000 87.6 93.0 76.0
2000–01 87.4 91.9 74.8
2001–02 84.1 90.8 74.0
1 Information about uptake at age five was collected for the first time in 1999–2000.


Department of Health, Statistics Division SD3G, COVER data.

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