Children’s Centre area B (in the north of Hackney) is the only area not to achieve more than 90% coverage (the recommended target) of all three doses of the five-in-one (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccination by one year of age, achieving only 65% (Figure 24 ).

Area B also has the lowest coverage of MMR first dose in Hackney (Figure 25).  Two of the three measles outbreaks that have occurred in Hackney over the last ten years have been associated with the Orthodox Jewish community (who predominantly reside in area B). 4

Figure 24 : Percentage of one-year-old children having received all three ‘five-in-one’ vaccine doses by Children’s Centre area, 2013/14

Children’s Centre area B is the only area not to achieve more than 90% coverage of all three doses of the five-in-one (DTaP/IPV/Hib) vaccination.
Source: Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust

Figure 24 : Percentage of two-year-old children having received their first MMR dose, 2013/14

Children’s Centre area B has the lowest coverage of MMR first dose in Hackney.
Source: Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust

Uptake of the first dose of HPV vaccine was 85% for Hackney and the City during the 2014/15 academic year. 5 Reported results by school varied between approximately 55% (Tayyibah Girls School) and 93% (Cardinal Pole Catholic School). Uptake was reported as 98% for children being home-schooled. At every school, uptake of the second dose of HPV was lower than the first dose, by between 1% and 18% percentage points.

The MenACWY vaccine (see Table 1, page 3) was newly introduced into the routine schedule for the 2015-16 academic year. For the Men C booster used previously, uptake varied between 35% (Upper Regents College) and 88% (Stormont House School) in Hackney schools in 2014/15. 6Uptake of the Td/IPV booster was similar to the uptake of Men C in all local schools. Again, home-schooled children had the highest reported uptake of both Men C and Td/IPV, at approximately 97%.

References

  1. “Ongoing Measles Outbreak in Orthodox Jewish Community”.
  2. “Immunisation Matters: 2015-16 newsletter,” Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2015.
  3. “Immunisation Matters: 2015-16 newsletter,” Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2015.
  4. “Ongoing Measles Outbreak in Orthodox Jewish Community”.
  5. “Immunisation Matters: 2015-16 newsletter,” Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2015.
  6. “Immunisation Matters: 2015-16 newsletter,” Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 2015.