National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at eight-months-old is 92 percent for the three month period ending September 2014.

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 September 2014, and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending September 2014

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three month period from 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014 and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending September 2014
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age % Number Opt-Off Opt-Off (%) Number Decline Decline (%)
6 month 14,334 11,323 79% 90 0.60% 445 3.10%
8 month 14,838 13,703 92% 106 0.70% 511 3.40%
12 month (1 year) 15,061 14,166 94% 101 0.70% 519 3.40%
18 month 15,091 12,842 85% 102 0.70% 609 4.00%
24 month (2 years) 15,851 14,818 93% 84 0.50% 617 3.90%
5 year 16,687 13,567 81% 106 0.60% 929 5.60%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12 month reporting period ending September 2014

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12 month period from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014, and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National Immunisation Coverage – 12 month reporting period ending September 2014
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age % Number Opt-Off Opt-Off (%) Number Decline Decline (%)
6 month 58,916 46,018 78% 390 0.70% 2,019 3.40%
8 month 59,336 54,116 91% 396 0.70% 2,066 3.50%
12 month (1 year) 60,671 56,740 94% 372 0.60% 2,109 3.50%
18 month 62,315 52,779 85% 375 0.60% 2,591 4.20%
24 month (2 years) 62,296 57,583 92% 387 0.60% 2,573 4.10%
5 year 65,508 52,426 80% 482 0.70% 3,940 6.00%

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 (Provisional and Actual).
  • '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 January 2015.

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