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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Catch-up Campaign

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Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Catch-up Campaign

4 September 2006 - 3 September 2007

Introduction

On 4 September 2006, Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) was introduced to the routine childhood immunisation programme to protect children from pneumococcal infection. Children are now offered 2 doses of PCV under 13 months old (at age 2 and 4 months) and a third dose at around 13 months old.

A catch up campaign started on 4 September 2006 to offer PCV vaccine to children aged 2-24 months (born 05/09/04 to 03/07/06). These children were too old to receive the vaccine at their regular scheduled appointments. The catch-up programme consisted of 3 birth cohorts as follows:

  • Cohort 1: Children aged 2-8 months (born 04/01/06 to 03/07/06). These children were recommended three doses of PCV - 2 doses separated by a period of 2 months and a third dose at around 13 months. For children who had already started their primary courses this would involve additional appointments.
  • Cohort 2: Children aged 8-13 months (born 04/08/05 to 03/01/06). These children were recommended one dose of PCV at their routine 13 month visit.
  • Cohort 3: Children aged 13-24 months (born 05/09/04 to 03/08/2005). These children were recommended one dose of PCV. For children who had already had their routine 13 month visit this would involve an additional appointment.

This report provides a summary of how uptake progressed during the catch up programme, for each of the 3 birth cohorts. The results are based on data extracted from the Scottish Immunisation Recall System (SIRS) during November 2007, allowing analysis based on children who were alive and registered on SIRS at 30 September 2007. This should give a complete picture of immunisations given during the programme, although figures may increase slightly due to late uptake.

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Uptake

The number of children in Scotland who were involved in the PCV catch-up programme is 100,226. Of these, the number who have completed PCV vaccination appropriate to their age is 86,277 (86.1%).

NHS Board No. in Cohort No. who have completed vaccination appropriate to their age % who have completed vaccination appropriate to their age
Ayrshire & Arran 6863 6045 88.1
Borders 2057 1732 84.2
Dumfries & Galloway 2734 2412 88.2
Fife 7207 5821 80.8
Forth Valley 5951 5065 85.1
Grampian 10123 8766 86.6
Greater Glasgow & Clyde 23615 21087 89.3
Highland 5489 4547 82.8
Lanarkshire 11651 9971 85.6
Lothian 15866 13478 84.9
Orkney 365 218 59.7
Shetland 446 255 57.2
Tayside 7360 6479 88.0
Western Isles 443 367 82.8
NHS Board Unknown (Former A&C)1,2 56 34 60.7
Scotland 100226 86277 86.1

1. NHS Argyll & Clyde was dissolved on 31 March 2006
2. NHS Board for records from the former NHS Argyll & Clyde is derived from GP practice code. These A&C records do not have a practice code recorded.

NHS Board Chart

Uptake by Birth Cohort

Cohort 1: Among the 27,431 children born between 4 January and 3 July 2006, 84.9% (23,278) have completed vaccination appropriate to their age.

Cohort 2: Among the 22,838 children born between 4 August 2005 and 3 January 2006, 91.6% (20,909) have completed vaccination appropriate to their age.

Cohort 3: Among the 49,957 children born between 5 September 2004 and 3 August 2005, 84.3% (42,090) have completed vaccination appropriate to their age.

The chart below shows the percentage who have completed vaccination appropriate to their age, for each of the three birth cohorts.

Birth cohort Chart

The chart below shows how uptake progressed each quarter during the catch up programme, for each of the three birth cohorts.

Birth Cohort Progress Chart

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