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 September 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 30 September 2018 and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 30 September 2018

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 July 2018 to 30 September 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 30 September 2018
6 month 14,517 11,250 77.5% 105 0.7% 673 4.6%
8 month 14,836 13,553 91.4% 81 0.5% 700 4.7%
12 month (1 year) 15,118 14,071 93.1% 77 0.5% 685 4.5%
18 month 14,845 12,135 81.7% 97 0.7% 712 4.8%
24 month (2 years) 15,618 14,199 90.9% 106 0.7% 854 5.5%
5 year 15,924 14,044 88.2% 123 0.8% 786 4.9%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 30 September 2018

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12 month period from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 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 30 September 2018
6 month 59,898 46,670 77.9% 375 0.6% 2,760 4.6%
8 month 60,248 54,918 91.2% 381 0.6% 2,727 4.5%
12 month (1 year) 60,421 56,094 92.8% 399 0.7% 2,589 4.3%
18 month 60,857 50,467 82.9% 385 0.6% 3,130 5.1%
24 month (2 years) 61,330 55,973 91.3% 392 0.6% 3,068 5.0%
5 year 64,230 56,622 88.2% 458 0.7% 3,186 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 February 2019.

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