This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Percentage (%) of children vaccinated
Percentage of children vaccinated by age and type of vaccine
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No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator. For insight into the details of potential calculations please refer to the original source metadata or source contact.
NHS Digital provides an interactive dashboard that includes maps and time series for Local Authority childhood vaccinations.
Please refer to the original sources, the quality statement for childhood vaccinations and the HPV annual report for details on data collection (links are for 2018/2019 data, though previous years quality statements are also available).
Figures for the HPV vaccination are given for females only. HPV vaccination for males in the UK started in September 2019.
In September 2014 the routine HPV programme was changed from a three to two-dose schedule. The recommendation was to offer the first (priming) HPV vaccine dose in Year 8 (aged 12 to 13 years) and the second dose in Year 9 (aged 13 to 14 years), previously all three doses had been offered in year 8. However, in some areas the second dose was scheduled within the same school year, from six months after the first dose. Consequently, for the first year of the two-dose programme (2014/15) national-level data are only available for the priming dose, and are therefore not included in the chart above. National coverage for the completed course of HPV vaccination for the first cohort offered the two-dose schedule was published in 2015/16.
All figures shown are rounded to 1 decimal place.
Please see the source data for caveats, full defintions, notes and figures to more decimal places.
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||08 October 2021|
|Metadata last updated||08 October 2021|