The Information Services Division Scotland has published the latest statistics on immunisation uptake in children for the quarter ending on 30 June 2019.
Key findings from the report are as follows:
- The vaccination uptake rates remain high in Scotland. By 12 months of age, more than 95 per cent of children had received routine vaccination, except rotavirus vaccine, which had 93.5 per cent uptake.
- Rotavirus vaccine must be administered within the specific age limits, i.e., first dose before 15 weeks and second dose before 24 weeks of age. The slightly lower uptake rate may be attributable to this short-time window.
- Majority of children received their booster vaccines by the age of 24 months: Hib/MenC (94.5%), Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (94.4%) and MenB (93.7%).
- Nearly 94 per cent of children received the first dose of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine by the age of 24 months. This figure increased to 97.0 per cent for those reaching five years of age in the quarter ending June 2019.
- The uptake of the second dose of MMR vaccine was 91.3 per cent by five years of age, increasing to 93.4 per cent by six years of age.