Since August 2007, increased immunisation has been a health target. In July 2009, the Government showed its commitment to immunisation by making it one of six nationwide Health Targets.
The Immunisation Health Target requires the District Health Boards to ensure that:
- 85% of two-year-olds will be fully immunised by July 2010, 90% by July 2011 and 95% by July 2012.
This publication looks at how District Health Boards, General Practices and their staff are working to achieve this Health Target and discusses how the improved rates of immunisation are already contributing to significant improvements in the health of New Zealand children.