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- Fewer people dying from diabetes in Wales – new report
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- Statistics & Research
- Immunisation coverage rates for the main childhood vaccinations have maintained a high level for the last 10 years.
- For the year ended 31 March 2014 more than 95 per cent of the children who reached their 1st birthday in the year had received their 5 in 11 immunisation, and were immunised against meningitis C and pneumococcal (PCV).
- For the year ended 31 March 2014 98 per cent of the children who reached their 2nd birthday in the year had received their 5 in 11 immunisation, and 96 per cent were immunised against meningitis C.
- Coverage rates for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are still recovering from the falls seen in the early 2000s. 93 per cent of the children who reached their 5th birthday in the year ended 31 March 2014 had been immunised with the second dose against MMR, the highest ever annual uptake of this vaccination at five years of age.
- 88 per cent of children reaching their 4th birthday were up to date2 with their immunisations at this age.
- Uptake of 3 doses of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine in 2012/13 school year 8 girls was 86 per cent, down from 87 per cent in the previous year.
- During autumn/winter 2013-14, 68 per cent of people aged 65 or over were immunised against influenza and 51 per cent of people aged under 65 in ‘at risk’ groups. These figures represent a small improvement since 2012-13.
(1) Diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis (whooping cough), haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
(2) Completed 4 in 1 preschool booster, final dose of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, the Hib/ MenC booster and second MMR dose by four years of age.
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