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Immunisation Statistics 2015 report

03 February 2017

The first Immunisation Statistics report has been published by the Public Health Statistics Unit. This report is designed to provide a yearly update of immunisation uptake rates for children and adults in Jersey.

Immunisations of children for calendar year 2015 shows:

  • uptake rates by 12 months of age for complete primary courses of immunisations against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whopping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) (the five-in-one vaccine), MenC and PCV remained high, with rates of 96 per cent or above
  • by 12 months of age uptake of the vaccine against rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrhoea in infants, was 95 per cent. This vaccine was introduced to the routine schedule in January 2014
  • overall uptake rates by 24 months of age remained high but only the uptake rate for the five-in-one vaccine exceeded 95 per cent
  • uptake rates of one dose of MMR by five years of age was 97 per cent. There was a decrease in uptake rates in 2015 for the Hib/MenC booster, DTaP/IPV booster and the second dose of MMR vaccine by five years of age compared to the previous year, 2014

Immunisations of teenagers for academic year 2015/2016 shows:

  • 87 per cent of females in school Year 8 received two doses of the HPV vaccine, thereby completing the course. This latest figure was a slight decrease on the rate for the previous academic year 2014-2015
  • the uptake rate for the Td/IPV booster was 91 per cent for pupils in school Year 9
  • uptake of the newly introduced MenACWY vaccine was 94 per cent

Seasonal influenza immunisations winter 2015/2016 shows:

  • 57 per cent of school children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were vaccinated against seasonal flu
  • half of patients aged 65 or over who were registered with a GP received a seasonal flu vaccination
  • around 1 in 4 pre-school children aged 2 to 4 years (25 per cent), pregnant women (28 per cent) and those deemed at clinical risk aged 16 to 64 (26 per cent) also received a flu vaccination 

Immunisations of adults for calendar year 2015 (immunised up to 31 December 2015) shows:

  • pneumococcal vaccine (PPV) coverage was 47 per cent amongst GP patients aged 65 years or over and was 59 per cent for those aged 75 or over

Download Immunisation Statistics 2015 report (size 1.7 mb)

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