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 June 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 June 2018, and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

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

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 April 2018 to 30 June 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 June 2018
6 month 15,087 11,717 77.7% 63 0.4% 666 4.4%
8 month 15,303 13,963 91.2% 81 0.5% 710 4.6%
12 month (1 year) 14,974 13,941 93.1% 125 0.8% 621 4.1%
18 month 15,333 12,604 82.2% 96 0.6% 719 4.7%
24 month (2 years) 14,981 13,769 91.9% 85 0.6% 730 4.9%
5 year 15,330 13,490 88.0% 106 0.7% 752 4.9%

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

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 30 June 2018
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %
6 month 59,927 46,859 78.2. % 363 0.6% 2604 4.3%
8 month 60,294 55,052 91.3. % 385 0.6% 2563 4.3%
12 month (1 year) 60,718 56,422 92.9. % 422 0.7% 2529 4.2%
18 month 61,020 50,731 83.1. % 385 0.6% 3035 5.0%
24 month (2 years) 60,769 55,718 91.7% 386 0.6% 2882 4.7%
5 year 64,779 57,246 88.4% 436 0.7% 3155 4.9%

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 bealth 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 2018.

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