HPV Immunisation Statistics

HPV immunisation coverage rates for school year 2022/23 onwards. The data are presented by NHS Board of School and local authority of residence.

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Source Child Health Surveillance Programme School (CHSP School), Scottish Immunisation and Recall System (SIRS)
Author PHS Childhood Immunisations Team
Last Updated November 28, 2023, 09:30 (GMT)
Created November 27, 2023, 16:33 (GMT)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Subject Childhood Immunisations
Frequency Annual
Time frame of data and timeliness HPV immunisation coverage rates are collated by school year; this is defined as ending 31 July for reporting purposes. Data for school year 2022/23 were extracted on 14 August 2023 and published by PHS in November 2023.
Coverage The target population these statistics aim to cover are all eligible pupils in the first year of secondary school (S1). Pupils who have missed their vaccine in S1 are offered it in later years of secondary school (S2, S3 and S4).
Completeness There are some data quality issues affecting the accuracy of the class year cohorts identified as eligible for immunisation. This is due to some inaccuracies in the recording of the class year or associated information used to collate the cohort data from CHSP School. For all class years presented there are a small proportion of records on CHSP School where pupils are allocated to ‘default’ school codes which indicate for example, the school is unknown. The majority of these ‘default’ codes are likely to be data errors and therefore these data have been excluded from the calculations. The effect of this on the reported coverage rates is thought to be minor. A small number of immunisations may be given out-with the schools’ programme by GPs or in private clinics for example. SIRS/CHSP School would normally be updated to reflect these pupils’ immunisation status. However, there may be a few instances where details of immunisations given out-with the school programme are not provided to administrative staff in NHS Boards who update CHSP School and SIRS.
Accuracy As data are recorded on CHSP School and SIRS for the primary purpose of helping to facilitate the scheduling and invitation of children for immunisation, a high degree of accuracy of data recording on immunisations given by NHS Boards is required. 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 The amendments in the HPV immunisation schedule from September 2014, and the associated changes in the target routine cohorts and timing of doses offered in NHS Boards, means coverage rates for the same class years are not always directly comparable across reporting years and NHS Boards.
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 (https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation)
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
Revision statement These data are not subject to planned revisions. Each release reports on coverage rates for specific cohorts by the end of the relevant school year.
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.
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Language English

Coverage rates for the rest of the UK are published by:

UK Health Security Agency

Public Health Wales

Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland)