Infant immunisation progress

The 5-year target to increase infant immunisation rates is to achieve and maintain 95% of 8-month-olds fully immunised by 30 June 2017, with the following steps:

  • 85% by 1 July 2013
  • 90% by 1 July 2014
  • 95% by 31 December 2014.

How are we doing at present?

As of December 2016 immunisation results have increased to 93.3% of 8-month-olds fully immunised.

New Zealand European rates are 93.8%, and Māori rates are 90.8%. Pacific and Asian immunisation rates remained above the target at 96.5% and 97.5% respectively.

Coverage is 91.5% for those living in deprivation deciles 9 and 10.

Immunisation coverage for children at eight months – as of December 2016

  Total Māori Pacific Dep 9-10
Immunisation coverage for children at 8 months
Jun-09 78% 67% 82% 73%
Sep-09 80% 68% 82% 74%
Dec-09 81% 71% 84% 75%
Mar-10 81% 70% 84% 75%
Jun-10 82% 72% 85% 77%
Sep-10 82% 71% 85% 76%
Dec-10 83% 72% 85% 77%
Mar-11 82% 71% 84% 75%
Jun-11 83% 73% 85% 78%
Sep-11 84% 75% 84% 78%
Dec-11 84% 76% 85% 80%
Mar-12 84% 74% 86% 79%
Jun-12 86% 77% 85% 81%
Sep-12 87.1% 78.0% 86.9% 81.1%
Dec-12 89.0% 83.2% 90.3% 85.2%
Mar-13 88.9% 83.0% 89.8% 85.3%
Jun-13 90.1% 84.4% 91.5% 86.5%
Sep-13 91.0% 86.4% 93.3% 89.2%
Dec-13 91.1% 87.5% 93.1% 89.5%
Mar-14 91.4% 86.7% 93.4% 89.2%
Jun-14 91.6% 88.1% 94.7% 89.3%
Sep-14 92.4% 89.8% 96.3% 91.7%
Dec-14 93.5% 91.6% 96.4% 92.8%
Mar-15 92.9% 90.0% 94.9% 91.4%
Jun-15 92.9% 89.9% 95.1% 91.1%
Sep-15 93.4% 90.8% 96.3% 92.8%
Dec-15 93.7% 91.2% 96.3% 91.5%
Mar-16 93.5% 91.6% 95.6% 92.0%
Jun-16 92.8% 90.2% 96.2% 91.0%
Sep-16 93.2% 90.3% 95.8% 91.8%
Dec-16 93.3% 90.8% 96.5% 91.5%
  • Dep 9–10 = Deprivation Decile 9–10.

More detailed information is available from the Immunisations coverage page.

In this section

Back to top