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 30 June 2019.

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 30 June 2019 and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 30 June 2019

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 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 30 June 2019
6 month 14,596 11,475 79% 75 0.50% 607 4.20%
8 month 14,817 13,435 91% 75 0.50% 726 4.90%
12 month (1 year) 14,565 13,449 92% 85 0.60% 720 4.90%
18 month 15,345 12,864 84% 74 0.50% 784 5.10%
24 month (2 years) 15,162 13,770 91% 123 0.80% 778 5.10%
5 year 15,821 13,995 88% 93 0.60% 786 5.00%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12 month reporting period ending 30 June 2019

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, 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 30 June 2019
6 month 58,806 45,586 78% 354 0.6% 2877 4.9%
8 month 59,194 53,327 90% 349 0.6% 2953 5.0%
12 month (1 year) 59,997 55,260 92% 346 0.6% 2934 4.9%
18 month 60,738 49,938 82% 385 0.6% 3226 5.3%
24 month (2 years) 61,526 55,674 90% 429 0.7% 3250 5.3%
5 year 63,467 55,745 88% 459 0.7% 3182 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 November 2019.

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