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Immunisation Reports issued

11 July 2019

Today sees the publication of two reports from Statistics Jersey on Immunisation and Seasonal Influenza (‘flu).

The Immunisation Report 2018

This report shows the uptake of scheduled immunisations offered in Jersey in 2018. These immunisations can be split into childhood vaccinations; vaccinations for teenagers; vaccinations for pregnant women and vaccinations for older people.

Headlines from the Immunisation Report include:

In 2018:

  • uptake for 1 year olds of the following were at or above the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended national target of 95%
    • 6-in-1 vaccine (96%) which protects children against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, Haemophilus influenza type B and hepatitis B (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
    • pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) (96%)
    • infant meningitis B (MenB) vaccine (95%)
  • uptake for 2 year olds of the following were at or above the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended national target of 95%
    • 5-in-1 (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccine (98%)
    • first dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) (96%),
    • Haemophilus influenza type B/Meningitis C (Hib/MenC) vaccine  (96%)
      pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) (96%)
    • infant meningitis B (MenB) vaccine (96%); uptake of the MenB booster vaccine by 24 months is reported for the first time this year
  • for 5 year olds, uptake for  the first dose of MMR (97%) and the Hib/MenC (95%) were at or above the 95% WHO recommendation; the 4-in-1 diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and inactivated polio vaccine (DTaP/IPV) uptake was 94%; the uptake for the full course of MMR (two doses) by 5 years old was 93%
  • 80% of eligible females (aged 12 to 13 years) received the full course of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV)
  • over half (55%) of the birth cohort who became eligible on their 70th birthday received the shingles vaccine, a significantly higher proportion compared to England,  Scotland and Wales

Immunisation Report 2018

Seasonal Influenza Report 2018/19

Ahead of the 2018/2019 winter season, HCS nurses offered the flu vaccine to schoolchildren, and GP practices and pharmacies offered the flu vaccine to people who fell into the higher risk categories (at a discounted rate or for free). The seasonal flu vaccine plan aims to protect and prevent as many people as possible within the following groups from catching flu during the winter season:

  • children aged 2, 3 and 4 years
  • school-aged children aged 4 to 16 years
  • at-risk 16 to 64 year olds
  • people aged 65 and over
  • pregnant women

Headlines from the Influenza Report include:

  • the proportion of pre-school children aged 2-4 years who were vaccinated in 2018/2019 (58%) remained at a similar level to 2017/18
  • vaccine uptake in the extended school-aged children programme (4-16 years) was 58%
  • a third (33%) of patients aged 16-64 years in the at-risk group were vaccinated, a similar proportion when compared to 2017/18 (35%)
  • the proportion of patients aged 65 years and over who were vaccinated (60%) was slightly lower than in the previous year (63%)
  • around 500 pregnant women were immunised in 2018/19

Seasonal Flu report 2018/19

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