Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) Data Set

IntroductionThe Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) Data Set is used to evaluate the routine childhood Immunisation Programme in England for children up to 5 years of age.

Overview

Introduction

The Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) Data Set is used to evaluate the routine childhood Immunisation Programme in England for children up to 5 years of age. The aim is to collect and report vaccine uptake data for all children at one, two and five years of age on a quarterly and annual basis.

The Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) Data Set  is also used to evaluate the neonatal hepatitis B Immunisation Programme  in England for babies born to hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) positive mothers.

The information is used:

  • to reliably measure vaccine coverage

  • to evaluate the success of a vaccination programme

  • to identify susceptible populations for further interventions

  • and to inform future vaccine policy decisions.

Public Health England  is mandated to report on vaccine uptake figures for children aged one, two and five years for the Local Authority (upper tier) resident population for the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) indicator 3.03 Population vaccination coverage. https://www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomes-framework#gid/1000043

NHS Digital is mandated to produce the annual  Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) statistics. Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) statistics enable the monitoring of the contribution of the routine childhood Immunisation Programme towards protecting and improving the nation's health and are used to address inequalities.

Public Health England  and the Department of Health and Social Care also have commitments to report vaccine coverage figures to international organisations such as the World Health Organisation, and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Submission

Immunisation records are held in Child Health Information Systems (CHIS). Quarterly and annual returns are transmitted by Child Health Record Departments (who operate local Child Health Information Systems (CHIS)) or other local Health Care Providers to the NHS Digital   Strategic Data Collection Service  (SDCS).

Further Guidance

For further guidance see the Public Health England  part of the gov.uk website at Vaccine uptake guidance and the latest coverage data.

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the recommendation for the inclusion of data.

  • M = Mandatory: this data element is mandatory and the technical process (e.g. submission of the data set, production of output etc) cannot be completed without this data element being present

Specification

SUBMISSION IDENTIFIER

To carry the details of the providing organisation and reporting period.One occurrence of this group is required.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY)

M

GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTICE CODE (PATIENT REGISTRATION)

M

REPORTING PERIOD START DATE

M

REPORTING PERIOD END DATE

PRIMARY IMMUNISATIONS 12 MONTH COHORT

To carry details of completed primary immunisations at 12 months.Multiple occurrences of this group are permitted, one for each Childhood Immunisation Type reported.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE (COVER)

Or

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE COMBINED (COVER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION TOTAL (COVER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION IMMUNISED PERCENTAGE (COVER)

PRIMARY IMMUNISATIONS 24 MONTH COHORT

To carry details of completed primary immunisations at 24 months.Multiple occurrences of this group are permitted, one for each Childhood Immunisation Type reported.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE (COVER)

Or

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE COMBINED (COVER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION TOTAL (COVER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION IMMUNISED PERCENTAGE (COVER)

PRIMARY IMMUNISATIONS and BOOSTERS 5 YEAR COHORT

To carry details of completed primary immunisations and boosters at 5 years.Multiple occurrences of this group are permitted, one for each Childhood Immunisation Type reported.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE (COVER)

Or

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE COMBINED (COVER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION TOTAL (COVER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION IMMUNISED PERCENTAGE (COVER)

HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHERS 12 MONTH COHORT

To carry details of Neonatal Hepatitis B coverage at 12 months.Multiple occurrences of this group are permitted, one for each Childhood Immunisation Type reported.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

Or

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE COMBINED (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION TOTAL (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION IMMUNISED PERCENTAGE (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHERS 24 MONTH COHORT

To carry details of Neonatal Hepatitis B coverage at 24 months.Multiple occurrences of this group are permitted, one for each Childhood Immunisation Type reported.

Mandation

Data Elements

M

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

Or

CHILDHOOD IMMUNISATION TYPE COMBINED (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION TOTAL (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

M

ELIGIBLE POPULATION IMMUNISED PERCENTAGE (COVER HEPATITIS B SURFACE ANTIGEN POSITIVE MOTHER)

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Short name Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER)