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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19289: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the uptake rate has been for the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine by people over 65 in each year since it was offered.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 26 October 2018

Health Protection Scotland can only provide validated data for 2017-18.

In 2017-18 the uptake rate of PPV among over 65s was 67.9%

As set out in response to S5W-17762 on 16 August 2018, prior to 2017-18 uptake rates of the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination was estimated from returns to Practitioner Services Division (PSD) for GP payments. Estimates are not fully validated.

Estimated figures were provided in response to S5W-17762 however, it is likely that these figures are an under-estimate as in some cases GPs may not have claimed for payment.

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