MMR Vaccine:Written question - 14630

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Asked on: 10 February 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
MMR Vaccine
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the uptake of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in the last five years.
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Answered by: Jo Churchill
Answered on: 13 February 2020

Between 2013/14 and 2018/19 coverage for one Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccine dose at 24 months decreased 2.4% points from 92.7% to 90.3%. Coverage for two doses, at five years of age, decreased 1.9% points from 88.3% in 2013/14 to 86.4% in 2018/19. Coverage of the first dose by five years of age in England has been more or less stable from 2015 to 2018 reaching the World Health Organization’s target level of 95% for the first-time in 2016-17 but dropping to 94.9% in 2017-18.

The following table shows uptake of the MMR vaccine at first dose at 24 months and in five year olds, and second dose in five year olds in England since 2013/14.

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24 months

Five years

Five years

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% MMR (1st Dose)

% MMR (1st Dose)

% MMR (1st and 2nd Dose)

2013-14

92.7

94.1

88.3

2014-15

92.3

94.4

88.6

2015-16

91.9

94.8

88.2

2016-17

91.6

95.0

87.6

2017-18

91.2

94.9

87.2

2018-19

90.3

94.5

86.4

Source:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-immunisation-statistics/england-2018-19

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