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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-11519: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 September 2017

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06124 by Shona Robison on 25 January 2017, whether it will provide the uptake rates for 2016-17.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 26 October 2017

(a) Shingles uptake 2016-17

Further to S5W-06124, vaccination uptake rates for the 2016-17 shingles vaccination programme are not yet available, however provisional uptake rates until the end of March 2017 can be found at: http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/immvax/shinglesvaccination.aspx. Publication of the annual report for the 2016-17 programme, including final uptake rates, will be made available in November 2017.

(b) Flu uptake 2016-17

Further to S5W-06124, influenza vaccine uptake for 2016-17 is provided in table 1.

Table 1: Influenza vaccine uptake in Scotland by eligible group in 2016-17

Eligible group

2016-17

65 years and older

73%

Under 65 at risk

44.9%

2 to under 5 year old children not yet in school

59%

Full primary school implementation

73%