National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at eight months of age is 93.5 percent for the three month period ending March 2016.

Immunisation coverage is measured at ‘milestone ages’ using National Immunisation Register (NIR) data. The milestone ages are six months, eight months, 12 months (one year), 18 months, 24 months (two years) and five years of age.

The following tables show the immunisation coverage for children who turned the milestone age during a three month and 12 month reporting period ending March 2016, and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending March 2016

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three month period from 1 January 2016 to 31 March 2016 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending March 2016
    No. % No. % No. %
6 month 14,835 11,911 80.3% 96 0.6% 492 3.3%
8 month 14,748 13,786 93.5% 83 0.6% 452 3.1%
12 month (1 year) 14,703 13,948 94.9% 92 0.6% 468 3.2%
18 month 15,001 12,693 84.6% 96 0.6% 619 4.1%
24 month (2 years) 14,574 13,630 93.5% 99 0.7% 574 3.9%
5 year 16,237 13,760 84.7% 102 0.6% 834 5.1%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12 month reporting period ending March 2016

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12 month period from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
    No. % No. % No. %
6 month 59,705 48,084 80.5% 355 0.6% 2007 3.4%
8 month 59,852 55,529 92.8% 354 0.6% 2018 3.4%
12 month (1 year) 60,159 56,632 94.1% 356 0.6% 2098 3.5%
18 month 59,800 51,236 85.7% 392 0.7% 2497 4.2%
24 month (2 years) 59,893 55,624 92.9% 400 0.7% 2468 4.1%
5 year 65,824 54,988 83.5% 439 0.7% 3399 5.2%
National immunisation coverage – 12 month reporting period ending March 2016

In the tables above:

  • ‘Number eligible’ – the number of children who turned one of the milestone ages in the three month or 12 month reporting period.
  • ‘Fully immunised for age’ – the number of eligible children who have completed all of their age appropriate immunisations by the time they turned the milestone age.
  • ‘Opt off' is a count of individuals who have opted off the NIR.
  • 'Decline' is a count of individuals who have declined any one vaccination.

National and District Health Board data spreadsheets

Detailed immunisation coverage data for New Zealand and for each of the 20 District Health Boards are in the spread sheets below. Milestone age data is presented by ethnicity and level of deprivation for the three month and 12 month and calendar reporting periods. From 1 July 2012 coverage figures reported in the following tables include pneumococcal vaccine.

Immunisation coverage data – three-month reporting period

Immunisation coverage data – 12-month reporting period

Immunisation coverage data is reported quarterly. The next update will be July 2015.

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