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Percentage of children fully immunized against Diphtheria, Tetanus & Whooping cough (DPT), Polio and Measles

Statistics
Year 1991 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
% 82.73 88.31 90.09 90.03 88.82 89.68 89.62 86.80
Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
% 85.51 81.71 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00
Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
% 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00 95.00
Operational Definitions
Figures from 1997-2004 were administrative statistics which reflects the utilisation of immunisation service offered by Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHC) under the Department of Health as at October 2017. As some children receive vaccination from their private doctors and some babies born to Mainland women would return to Mainland China shortly after birth and receive vaccinations there, these coverage may not reflect the actual coverage of Hong Kong children. In order to better reflect the immunisation coverage, official estimates are provided from 2005 onwards, mainly based on the results of the immunisation coverage survey of children aged 2-5 years conducted by Department of Health in 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012 & 2015 respectively.
Footnote
All figures are collected from Department of Health since 1999.
Further to DH (27Feb 2008), figures from 1997-2004 represent the coverage provided by the Department of Health as reflected by the utilisation of immunisation service offered by Maternal and Child Health Centres (MCHC) as at December 2007. As some children are receiving vaccination from their private doctors and a large proportion of babies born to Mainland women would return to Mainland China shortly after birth and receive vaccinations in the Mainland, the coverage rates compiled from MCHC immunisation service utilisation statistics may not reflect the actual coverage situation of the Hong Kong children.
In order to reflect the more realistic immunisation coverage of the Hong Kong children, official estimates of immunisation coverage rates are provided from 2005 onwards, mainly based on the latest survey results of the immunisation coverage survey of children aged 2-5 years conducted by Department of Health in 2001, 2003 & 2006 respectively. A new round of the survey will be conducted in 2009. (DH, 3 Nov 2009)
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