Vaccination: Take-up

(asked on 22nd October 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of targets on improving the uptake of adult vaccinations.


Answered by
Jo Churchill Portrait
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
This question was answered on 12th November 2020

We are reviewing how to improve vaccine uptake overall as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The United Kingdom has a number of key components in place to achieve high coverage of vaccinations. This includes national co-ordination of our vaccination programmes, fully trained staff, and access to relevant information.

There are national uptake targets for all vaccination programmes based on recommendations from Public Health England and the Department, informed by knowledge of the necessary levels of coverage to support herd immunity and prevent transmission of disease and outbreaks. Activity undertaken by commissioners and providers are informed by these targets.

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