Vaccination coverage for children and mothers
Vaccination coverage is the best indicator of the level of protection a population will have against vaccine-preventable communicable diseases. Coverage is closely related to levels of disease; monitoring coverage can therefore identify possible drops in immunity before levels of disease rise.
For the schedule of vaccinations please see the NHS choices website. For all vaccinations some caution should be exercised when comparing coverage figures over time due to data quality issues reported by some data providers; apparent trends could reflect changes in the quality of data reported as well as real changes in vaccination coverage. Please see individual data collections for any additional information associated with this data.
Definitions and comparability for all the indicators discussed in this report are taken directly from the OECD report Health at a Glance 2013: OECD indicators. Detailed information about the definitions and the source and methods for each country can be found here.