Coverage estimates - all children

Tables 1, 2 and 3 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation coverage for the June 2016, September 2016, December 2016, and March 2017 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 January 2015 to 31 December 2015

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,658 96.1 96.0 95.7 95.9 95.8 95.1
 NSW 97,846 94.4  94.4 94.1 94.4 94.0 93.5
 Vic 77,490 94.7  94.7 94.3 94.6 94.3 93.7
 Qld 61,288 94.7  94.7 94.5 94.8 94.5 94.1
 SA 19,673 94.5  94.5 94.3 94.5 94.2 93.9
 WA 34,383 93.7  93.7 93.4 93.6 93.4 92.8
 Tas 5,690 94.5  94.4 94.1 94.6 94.2 93.8
 NT 3,804 93.8  93.7 93.4 93.7 93.5 92.8
 Australia 305,832 94.5  94.5 94.2 94.4 94.1 93.6

 

Table 2. Percentage of children immunised at 24 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Measles, mumps, rubella (%)Hepatitis B (%) Meningococcal C (%) Varicella (%)Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,806 96.0 96.9 96.0 93.9 96.9 95.6 93.6 91.9
 NSW 100,399 95.0 96.0 94.9 92.9 95.9 94.9 92.8 90.5
 Vic 78,841 95.4 96.5 95.6 93.4 96.3 95.4 93.6 91.4
 Qld 63,235 95.4 96.2 95.7 93.8 96.1 95.6 93.4 92.1
 SA 20,352 95.0 96.2 95.3 93.3 96.1 95.3 93.2 91.2
 WA 34,712 94.7 96.1 95.0 92.1 95.9 94.8 91.8 90.1
 Tas 5,896 95.6 96.5 96.2 94.3 96.5 96.3 93.8 92.0
 NT 3,638 94.6 96.2 95.6 91.9 96.2 95.2 91.0 88.5
 Australia 312,879 95.2 96.2 95.3 93.2 96.1 95.2 93.0 91.2

 

Table 3. Percentage of children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2011

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%)
 
Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,725 94.3 94.3 94.6 93.5
 NSW 102,112 94.1 94.2 94.3 93.5
 Vic 77,742 94.6 94.6 94.7 93.8
 Qld 65,370 94.2 94.2 94.3 93.5
 SA 20,480 94.1 94.2 94.4 93.4
 WA 34,567 92.2 92.2 92.9 91.5
 Tas 6,309 95.0 95.0 94.8 94.1
 NT 3,535 93.2 93.2 93.7 92.4
 Australia 315,840 94.0 94.1 94.3 93.3

 

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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