National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at eight months of age is 93 percent for the three month period ending 30 June 2015.

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 June 2015, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending June 2015

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three month period from 1 April 2015 to 30 June 2015 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending June 2015
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %
6 month 15,202 12,136 80% 75 0.5% 525 3.5%
8 month 15,011 13,946 93% 86 0.6% 514 3.4%
12 month (1 year) 14,799 14,010 95% 74 0.5% 488 3.3%
18 month 15,118 12,919 85% 121 0.8% 619 4.1%
24 month (2 years) 14,561 13,575 93% 93 0.6% 561 3.9%
5 year 16,248 13,328 82% 119 0.7% 837 5.2%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending June 2015

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12 month period from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending June 2015
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %
6 month 59,350 47,316 80% 345 0.6% 2,083 3.5%
8 month 59,418 54,927 92% 372 0.6% 2,070 3.5%
12 month (1 year) 59,607 56,016 94% 402 0.7% 2,066 3.5%
18 month 59,981 51,184 85% 416 0.7% 2,490 4.2%
24 month (2 years) 61,872 57,531 93% 369 0.6% 2,482 4.0%
5 year 66,286 54,375 82% 484 0.7% 3,608 5.4%

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 October 2015.

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