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High childhood immunisation uptake in England.
Childhood immunisation

The childhood immunisation programme in England has high uptake rates (>95% in early years, 90% pre-school boosters), but it is important in order to understand parents’ views to maintain and further improve uptake.

This national survey of parental attitudes was undertaken in 2015 and the results compared with previous surveys.

Home interviews of 1,792 parents with children under four were used in 275 locations, using door-to-door market research methods. A total of 90% of parents reported vaccinating their children automatically when due, with only 2% of parents refusing vaccination. This acceptance is at the highest level in more than a decade. A total of 97% of parents used the internet for information on vaccination; an increase over the past decade.



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