MMR vaccine

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1630
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you know how many children currently living in London have:

(a) Received no immunisation against MMR and (b) Received less than the full dose of vaccination required to protect against MMR?

Answer

Answer for MMR vaccine

Answer for MMR vaccine

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The following figures for 2011/12 (latest available) are derived from data available at https://catalogue.ic.nhs.uk/publications/public-health/immunisation/nhs-....

(a) 12,117 (10 per cent of) children aged 5 in London were unvaccinated, thus 90 per cent were vaccinated

(b) 11,163 (9 per cent) were partially vaccinated

I understand that the vaccination rate amongst the current cohort of older children is lower, although this information is not routinely collected. However, there will be collection of data on how many children aged 10-16 receive the MMR vaccine during the summer 2013 catch-up campaign.