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 September 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 30 September 2019 and who have completed their age appropriate immunisations.

National immunisation coverage data tables

National immunisation coverage – three-month reporting period ending 30 September 2019

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during a three-month period from 1 July 2019 to 30 September 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 30 September 2019
6 month 14,898 11,721 79% 80 0.5% 526 3.5%
8 month 14,784 13,483 91% 66 0.4% 616 4.2%
12 month (1 year) 14,960 13,778 92% 87 0.6% 739 4.9%
18 month 15,827 12,396 84% 84 0.6% 786 5.3%
24 month (2 years) 15,328 13,997 91% 75 0.5% 813 5.3%
5 year 15,967 14,083 88% 98 0.6% 831 5.2%

National Immunisation Coverage – 12-month reporting period ending 30 September 2019

The table below shows the immunisation coverage of children who turned one of the milestone ages during the 12-month period from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 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 30 September 2019
6 month 59,224 46,068 78% 307 0.5% 2716 4.6%
8 month 59,174 53,273 90% 294 0.5% 2892 4.9%
12 month (1 year) 59,824 55,936 92% 312 0.5% 3003 5.0%
18 month 60,757 50,220 83% 336 0.6% 3277 5.4%
24 month (2 years) 61,260 55,504 91% 366 0.6% 3212 5.2%
5 year 63,671 55,771 88% 376 0.6% 3239 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 February 2020.

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