Thursday 26 September 2019 / 12:37 PM Health / Jonathan Ashworth

Fall in vaccinations for under-fives

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding a fall in all thirteen routine childhood vaccinations for under-fives, said:

“Today’s new figures are shocking and should be cause for concern. Labour has long warned of falling vaccination rates while the Tories continue to cut public health budgets, watch health visitor numbers fall and pile more pressure on overstretched family doctors.

“The health and wellbeing of children should be a priority for ministers – we need serious action on falling vaccination rates including proper funding.”

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Notes to editors

NHS Digital, Childhood Vaccination Statistics – England 2018/19, 26 September 2019

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-immunisation-statistics/england-2018-19