Immunisations: vaccine preventable diseases

It is important to know what proportion of any targeted population has received each vaccine. Immunisation uptake refers to the proportion of the eligible population who have received the recommended doses of the relevant vaccines. Uptake rates are sensitive to changes in the immunisation schedule, rates are often initially lower when a vaccine is first introduced.

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) publishes Surveillance reports, available from the Immunisation and Vaccine Preventable Diseases section of their website, which provide updates on the science behind the vaccines, trends in uptake, any changes to the immunisation programmes as well as giving advice to support the immunisation programmes. 

Please note: If you require the most up-to-date data available, please check the data sources directly as new data may have been published since these data pages were last updated. Although we endeavour to ensure that the data pages are kept up-to-date, there may be a time lag between new data being published and the relevant ScotPHO web pages being updated.