HC Deb 04 March 2003 vol 400 cc989-90W
Mr. Norman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the immunisation rates were for MMR in each of the last five years for Tunbridge Wells and West Kent. [99180]

Ms Blears

Statistics on immunisation rates are collected by health authority area. The table shows the immunisation rates for measles, mumps and rubella for children by their second birthday and by their fifth birthday within the West Kent health authority area for the five years to 2001–02, the last date for which figures are available.

Percentage of children immunised against MMR in West Kent health authority
By their 5th birthday1
By their 2nd birthday First dose First second dose
1997–98 93
1998–99 91
1999–2000 90 95 80
2000–01 91 94 78
2001–02 93 93 75
1Information about uptake at age 5 was collected for the first time in 1999–2000


Department of Health, Statistics Division SD3G, COVER data