National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at eight months of age is 90 percent for the three month period ending March 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 31 March 2019 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending 31 March 2019

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three month period from 1 January 2019 to 31 March 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 31 March 2019
6 month 14,745 11,419 77.4% 95 0.6% 702 4.8%
8 month 14,590 13,141 90.1% 104 0.7% 737 5.1%
12 month (1 year) 14,687 13,511 92.0% 96 0.7% 728 5.0%
18 month 15,243 12,351 81.0% 83 0.5% 789 5.2%
24 month (2 years) 14,897 13,572 91.1% 92 0.6% 757 5.1%
5 year 15,389 13,533 87.9% 118 0.8% 748 4.9%

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 March  2019
6 month 59,277 45,883 77.4% 346 0.6% 2,928 4.9%
8 month 59,644 53,858 90.3% 354 0.6% 2,938 4.9%
12 month (1 year) 60,449 55,782 92.3% 374 0.6% 2,830 4.7%
18 month 60,721 49,707 81.9% 394 0.6% 3,172 5.2%
24 month (2 years) 61,337 55,677 90.8% 385 0.6% 3,203 5.2%
5 year 62,957 55,262 87.8% 462 0.7% 3,162 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 August 2019.

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