The Department of Health & Social Care has published a report on the investigation into pre-school vaccinations in England. The investigation was conducted in response to growing public concerns regarding the uptake levels of pre-school vaccinations.
Key findings from the report are as follows:
- Children in England are routinely provided seven types of pre-school vaccinations.
- In 2018-2019, 86.4 per cent of children aged five years had received two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. In 2019, 90,000 children aged five years had not received two doses of MMR vaccine.
- In 2018-2019, 94.2 per cent of children aged two years had received the five-in-one vaccination.
- In 2018-2019, 84.8 per cent of children aged five years had received the four-in-one booster vaccination.
- A survey revealed that 95 per cent of parents in England reported being confident about vaccinations given to children.
- GP practices in England received £144.5 million in funding to provide the pre-school vaccinations.