Childhood Immunisation Statistics

Uptake rates of routine childhood immunisations, by 12 months, 24 months, 5 years and 6 years. The data are presented by NHS Board and local authority.

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Field Value
Source Scottish Immunisations Call & Recall System (SIRS)
Author PHS Childhood Immunisations Team
Last Updated December 20, 2022, 09:34 (GMT)
Created December 16, 2022, 10:27 (GMT)
Contact Address Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Subject Childhood Immunisations
Frequency Quarterly
Time frame of data and timeliness Data up to 30 September 2022. Data for the quarter ending 30 September 2022 were extracted from SIRS in mid-November 2022 and published by PHS in December 2022.
Coverage The target population these statistics aim to cover are children reaching 12 months to 6 years of age for each quarter reported.
Completeness The data covers the entire child population in Scotland up to 6 years of age i.e. it is not a sample.
Accuracy As the data are recorded on SIRS for the primary purpose of facilitating the invitation of children for immunisation, a high degree of accuracy of data recording by NHS Boards is required. Quality checks are conducted at data entry by NHS Boards. In addition, NHS Board Immunisation Co-ordinators have the opportunity to review figures for their area prior to publication, so that any issues affecting the reported rates can be highlighted to users as appropriate. Figures are compared to previous years' figures and expected trends by PHS.
Continuity of data Data back to 1995.
Concepts and definitions Further information about the current immunisation programmes in Scotland, the vaccines available, and the diseases they protect against, can be found via the NHS Inform website (
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
Revision statement These data are not subject to planned revisions. The rates reported reflect immunisation uptake at particular points in time, based on the data recorded. Information for previous years and quarters remain unchanged in subsequent publications.
Official statistics designation National Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Making information publicly available for planning, epidemiology, provision of services and providing comparative information.
Format csv
Language English

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