National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at eight months of age is 94 percent for the three-month period ending December 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 December 2014, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending December 2014

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending December 2014
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age % Number Opt-Off Opt-Off (%) Number Decline Decline (%)
6 month 14,660 11,702 80% 75 0.50% 453 3.10%
8 month 14,289 13,362 94% 85 0.60% 461 3.20%
12 month (1 year) 15,023 14,170 94% 108 0.70% 539 3.60%
18 month 14,485 12,248 85% 88 0.60% 540 3.70%
24 month (2 years) 15,996 14,974 94% 82 0.50% 647 4.00%
5 year 16,725 13,577 81% 130 0.80% 900 5.40%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending December 2014

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 Jan 2014 to 31 December 2014, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National Immunisation Coverage – 12 month reporting period ending December 2014
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age % Number Opt-Off Opt-Off (%) Number Decline Decline (%)
6 month 59,179 46,552 79% 378 0.60% 2,041 3.40%
8 month 58,977 54,191 92% 378 0.60% 2,042 3.50%
12 month (1 year) 59,703 55,972 94% 397 0.70% 2,082 3.50%
18 month 61,456 52,357 85% 352 0.60% 2,501 4.10%
24 month (2 years) 63,001 58,451 93% 382 0.60% 2,580 4.10%
5 year 65,567 52,882 81% 481 0.70% 3,810 5.80%

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. The percentage is rounded to the nearest whole number.
  • ‘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 April 2015.

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