National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at 24 months of age is 82.9% percent for the three-month period ending 30 June 2022.

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), 54 months (four and a half 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 2022 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

2020/21 data: Please note a data quality issue affected how a small number of immunisation events were recorded following the October 2020 Schedule change. A fix has since been applied and these are now reporting correctly, however you may see slight variations in the previous Q2 and Q3 2020/21 coverage rates as a result.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 30 June 2022

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 April to 30 June 2022 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 30 June 2022
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %

6 month

15,786 10,616 67.2% 96

0.6%

694

4.4%

8 month

15,738 13,176 83.7%

88

0.6%

702

4.5%

12 month (1 year)

15,977 14,211 88.9%

107

0.7%

760

4.8%

18 month

14,933 9,665 64.7% 110

0.7%

853

5.7%

24 month (2 years)

14,576 12,084 82.9%

89

0.6%

967

6.6%

54 month (4.5 years)

15,807 10,264 64.9%

90

0.6%

939

5.9%

5 year

15,671 12,709 81.1% 134

0.9%

949

6.1%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 30 June 2022

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 30 June 2022
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %

6 month

62,641 44,503 71.0% 376

0.6%

2967 4.7%

8 month

61,966 53,121 85.7% 384

0.6%

2964

4.8%

12 month (1 year)

61,171 54,716 89.4% 396

0.6%

3101 5.1%

18 month

59,259 41,150 69.4% 393 0.7% 3668 6.2%

24 month
(2 years)

59,863 50,135 83.7% 338 0.6% 3588 6.0%

54 month (4.5 years)

62,607 43,435 69.4% 430

0.7%

3766 6.0%

5 year

63,418 52,517 82.8% 463

0.7%

3806 6.0%

In the tables above:

  • ‘Number eligible’ is the number of children who turned one of the milestone ages in the three-month or 12-month reporting period.
  • ‘Fully immunised for age’ is the number of eligible children who have completed all of their age-appropriate immunisations by the time they turned the milestone age.
  • ‘Opt-offs' is a count of individuals who have opted off the NIR.
  • 'Declines' 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 2022.

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