National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at eight months of age is 92.3 percent for the three month period ending March 2017.

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 2017, and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending March 2017

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three month period from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2017 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 2017
    No. % No. % No. %
6 month 15,293 12,046 78.8% 91 0.6% 599 3.9%
8 month 14,907 13,760 92.3% 86 0.6% 578 3.9%
12 month (1 year) 14,824 13,998 94.4% 91 0.6% 534 3.6%
18 month 15,072 12,644 83.9% 89 0.6% 624 4.1%
24 month (2 years) 14,916 13,914 93.3% 90 0.6% 601 4.0%
5 year 16,118 14,301 88.7% 117 0.7% 761 4.7%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12 month reporting period ending March 2017

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12 month period from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
National immunisation coverage – 12 month reporting period ending March 2017
    No. % No. % No. %
6 month 60,058 48,126 80.1% 353 0.6% 2,338 3.9%
8 month 59,759 55,232 92.4% 350 0.6% 2,280 3.8%
12 month (1 year) 59,963 56,444 94.1% 366 0.6% 2,142 3.6%
18 month 60,484 51,743 85.5% 346 0.6% 2,507 4.1%
24 month (2 years) 60,945 56,572 92.8% 341 0.6% 2,607 4.3%
5 year 64,105 56,431 88.0% 416 0.6% 3,168 4.9%

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 August 2017.

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