Coverage estimates - all children

Tables 1, 2 and 3 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation coverage for the March 2016, June 2016, September 2016 and December 2016 assessment quarters from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

The data show the proportion of children fully immunised at age 12 months, 24 months and 60 months according to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule. 'Fully immunised' refers to vaccines on the NIP Schedule, but excludes rotavirus.

A full description of the basic methodology used can be found in Communicable Diseases Intelligence (O'Brien et al. 1998;22(3):36-37).

More information on the vaccination schedule and national due and overdue rules for childhood immunisation are available from the Australian Government Department of Human Services website.

Table 1: Percentage of children immunised at 12 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,632 95.7  95.6 95.3 95.6 95.5 94.9
 NSW 98,112 94.3  94.2 93.9 94.2 93.8 93.3
 Vic 77,255 94.4  94.4 94.0 94.3 94.0 93.4
 Qld 61,634 94.5  94.5 94.3 94.6 94.2 93.9
 SA 19,730 94.1  94.1 93.8 94.1 93.8 93.4
 WA 34,377 93.7  93.7 93.4 93.5 93.3 92.8
 Tas 5,681 94.1  94.1 93.9 94.2 93.9 93.6
 NT 3,820 93.8  93.7 93.5 93.8 93.6 93.0
 Australia 306,241 94.3  94.3 94.0 94.2 93.9 93.4

 

Table 2. Percentage of children immunised at 24 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Measles, mumps, rubella (%)Hepatitis B (%) Meningococcal C (%) Varicella (%)Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,811 97.1 97.1 96.1 93.9 96.9 95.7 93.8 92.1
 NSW 100,082 96.0 95.9 94.9 92.7 95.8 94.8 92.7 90.8
 Vic 77,989 96.5 96.4 95.6 93.2 96.2 95.3 93.4 91.6
 Qld 62,934 96.1 96.1 95.5 93.5 95.9 95.4 93.3 92.3
 SA 20,198 96.2 96.2 95.3 93.3 96.0 95.2 93.2 91.8
 WA 34,492 96.1 96.1 95.0 91.8 95.8 94.6 91.7 90.4
 Tas 5,947 96.4 96.4 95.8 94.0 96.3 95.9 93.7 92.1
 NT 3,572 96.3 96.3 95.5 91.8 96.5 95.2 91.1 89.4
 Australia 310,925 96.2 96.1 95.3 93.0 96.0 95.1 92.9 91.4

 

Table 3. Percentage of children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 October 2010 to 30 September 2011

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%)
 
Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,574 94.3 94.4 94.5 93.6
 NSW 101,674 94.1 94.1 94.2 93.5
 Vic 76,679 94.4 94.5 94.4 93.6
 Qld 64,966 93.8 93.8 93.8 93.1
 SA 20,331 93.8 93.9 94.0 93.1
 WA 34,654 92.2 92.2 92.7 91.5
 Tas 6,270 94.9 95.0 94.9 94.2
 NT 3,593 93.1 93.2 93.5 92.2
 Australia 313,741 93.9 93.9 94.0 93.2

 

Acknowledgment: These figures were calculated from data provided by the Australian Government Department of Human Services to specifications provided by the Australian Government Department of Health. For further information on these figures or data on the Australian Immunisation Register, please contact the Immunisation Section of the Australian Government Department of Human Services, Medicare Australia: Telephone 1800 653 809.

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