National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at two years of age is 91 percent for the three-month period ending 30 June 2020.

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 2020 and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 30 June 2020

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 2020 and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – three month reporting period ending 30 June 2020
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %
6 month 14,948 11,394 76% 51 0.3% 560 3.7%
8 month 15,293 13,866 91% 59 0.4% 548 3.6%
12 month (1 year) 14,822 13,771 93% 64 0.4% 609 4.1%
18 month 14,844 12,081 81% 69 0.5% 702 4.7%
24 month (2 years) 14,740 13,468 91% 77 0.5% 808 5.5%
5 year 15,652 14,038 90% 84 0.5% 697 4.5%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 30 June 2020

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020, and who have completed their age-appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 30 June 2020
Milestone Age Number Eligible Fully Immunised for age Opt-Offs Declines
No. % No. % No. %
6 month 60,111 47,432 79% 254 0.4% 2,350 3.9%
8 month 60,229 54,653 91% 269 0.4% 2,378 3.9%
12 month (1 year) 59,844 55,312 92% 304 0.5% 2,612 4.4%
18 month 59,530 50,284 84% 325 0.5% 3,163 5.3%
24 month (2 years) 60,537 55,351 91% 314 0.5% 3,249 5.4%
5 year 64,094 56,991 89% 343 0.5% 3,162 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 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 2020.

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