The Pharmacist September/October 2018 - Page 28

DISPENSING Data rundown How routine child vaccinations have performed in 2017/18, according to NHS Digital 0.4% 0.1% decrease (91.6% in 2016/17 compared to 91.2% in 2017/18) in measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) coverage for children turning two. This is the lowest level since 2011/12 decline (95.0% in 2016/17 compared to 94.9% in 2017/18) MMR coverage for children turning five in England 95.5% (North East) and 95% (South West) reached 95% coverage target for the 5-in-1 vaccine at 12 months among the nine regions 85% London had the lowest level of MMR coverage 28 | The Pharmacist | September/October 2018 1.6% fall (94.7% in 2012/13 compared with 93.1% in 2017/18) in the 5-in-1 vaccine – diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis), tetanus, polio and Haemophilus flu type b (Hib) – coverage for babies aged 12 months 0.5% increase (89.6% in 2016/17 to 90.1% in 2017/18) in the Rotavirus vaccine coverage – the only vaccine that had an increase in coverage 94.5% North East England had the highest level of MMR coverage