National and DHB immunisation data

Immunisation coverage for New Zealand children at two years of age is 92 percent for the three-month period ending 31 December 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 December 2019 and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 31 December 2019

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 October 2019 to 31 December 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 December 2019
6 month 14,736 11,816 80% 62 0.4% 563 3.8%
8 month 14,743 13,557 92% 77 0.5% 510 3.5%
12 month (1 year) 14,792 13,747 93% 66 0.4% 641 4.3%
18 month 14,692 12,603 86% 74 0.5% 794 5.4%
24 month (2 years) 15,394 14,146 92% 67 0.4% 792 5.1%
5 year 16,356 14,596 89% 69 0.4% 863 5.3%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 31 December 2019

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 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 – 12-month reporting period ending 31 December 2019
6 month 59,539 46,747 79% 295 0.5% 2576 4.3%
8 month 59,545 53,788 90% 305 0.5% 2713 4.6%
12 month (1 year) 59,356 54,518 92% 312 0.5% 2941 5.0%
18 month 60,314 50,726 84% 302 0.5% 3286 5.4%
24 month (2 years) 61,246 55,629 91% 344 0.6% 3226 5.3%
5 year 64,036 56,324 88% 339 0.5% 3278 5.1%

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 May 2020.

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