Latest quarterly report for the uptake of routine childhood immunisations in Wales
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
The latest COVER report has been published which details the uptake of childhood vaccinations in Wales for the third quarter of 2009 (July-September) and which also includes uptake data for the non-routine BCG and hepatitis B vaccines.
These results are for children living in Wales in November 2009 and reaching their first, second, fifth, 15th and 16th birthdays during the quarter July to September 2009. Uptake of the HPV vaccine is reported here for girls in the 2008/9 School Year 8 (reaching their 13th birthday between 01/09/2008 and 31/08/2009). BCG and hepatitis B immunisation uptake data are also presented. BCG and hepatitis B immunisations are not part of the routine childhood schedule and are given selectively following risk assessment.
- Uptake of the 5 in 1 vaccine, MenC and pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV) at
one year of age all exceed the 95% uptake target this quarter. Sixteen LHB areas
exceeded the target of 95% for all routine immunisations by one year of age.
- Uptake of the first dose of MMR in two year old children increased to 91.9% this
quarter, ranging by LHB from 89.0% to 98.0%. Two LHBs (Anglesey and Wrexham)
exceeded the 95% target.
- Uptake of the second MMR dose by five years of age increased again this quarter to
85.6% ranging by LHB from 81.2% to 93.9%
- Uptake of pre-school 4 in 1 booster in five year old children increased this quarter to
89.8%, ranging by LHB from 84.9% to 94.2%
- Uptake of one dose of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in girls in the 2008/9
School Year 8 was 88.1%, uptake of two doses was 87.1% and uptake of all three
doses was 81.7%.
Public Health Wales Health Protection Division