National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at eight months of age is 91 percent for the three month period ending December 2018.

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 or 12-month reporting period ending 31 December 2018 and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 31 December 2018

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 October 2018 to 31 December 2018 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %
National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 31 December 2018
6 month 14,420 11,183 77.6% 93 0.6% 685 4.8%
8 month 14,326 13,027 90.9% 78 0.5% 676 4.7%
12 month (1 year) 15,236 14,165 93.0% 69 0.5% 708 4.6%
18 month 15,117 12,163 80.5% 124 0.8% 748 4.9%
24 month (2 years) 15,367 14,013 91.2% 96 0.6% 779 5.1%
5 year 15,976 14,056 88.0% 128 0.8% 817 5.1%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 31 December 2018

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %
National immunisation coverage – 12 month reporting period ending 31 December 2018
6 month 59,479 46,147 77.6% 348 0.6% 2862 4.8%
8 month 59,990 54,462 90.8% 370 0.6% 2819 4.7%
12 month (1 year) 60,464 56,043 92.7% 372 0.6% 2699 4.5%
18 month 61,036 50,120 82.1% 418 0.7% 3214 5.3%
24 month (2 years) 61,482 55,956 91.0% 394 0.6% 3138 5.1%
5 year 63,413 55,800 88.0% 489 0.8% 3160 5.0%

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 spreadsheets below. Milestone age data is presented by ethnicity and level of deprivation for three-month and 12-month 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 May 2019.

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