Coverage estimates - Indigenous children

Tables 1, 2 and 3 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly report on Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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 123 91.9  91.9 91.9 92.7 91.9 91.9
 NSW 5,210 93.6  93.6 93.5 93.9 93.6 93.3
 Vic 1,503 91.6  91.6 91.3 91.8 91.2 90.6
 Qld 5,370 90.6 90.6 90.5 92.2 90.6 90.4
 SA 874 92.6 92.6 92.7 92.7 92.8 92.5
 WA 2,106 86.8  86.8 86.7 87.1 86.9 86.5
 Tas 435 93.6 93.6 93.3 94.3 93.6 93.3
 NT 1,326 92.6 92.6 92.5 92.8 92.7 92.1
 Australia 16,947 91.5 91.5 91.4 92.2 91.5 91.2

 

Table 2. Percentage of Indigenous 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 162 96.9 96.9 96.3 90.1 96.9 96.3 89.5 88.9
 NSW 5,070 97.1 97.0 96.4 92.9 97.0 96.1 92.4 91.1
 Vic 1,274 96.7 96.7 95.8 91.2 96.8 95.2 90.6 89.3
 Qld 5,247 96.5 96.5 96.2 91.3 96.9 96.1 90.1 89.0
 SA 832 96.6 96.5 94.4 88.9 96.5 94.6 89.4 87.5
 WA 2,066 95.4 95.4 94.5 87.8 95.4 92.9 86.7 85.3
 Tas 448 97.5 97.5 96.2 94.4 97.3 96.2 93.8 91.5
 NT 1,282 97.5 97.5 96.9 91.2 97.8 95.8 89.6 88.3
 Australia 16,381 96.7 96.6 96.0 91.3 96.8 95.5 90.4 89.1

 

Table 3. Percentage of Indigenous 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 119 89.1 89.1 90.8 89.1
 NSW 4,641 97.2 97.2 97.2 96.5
 Vic 1,072 94.8 95.1 95.2 93.7
 Qld 4,848 96.2 96.2 96.3 95.5
 SA 872 94.7 94.7 95.5 94.3
 WA 1,992 94.6 94.6 95.5 94.0
 Tas 408 96.6 96.6 96.6 95.8
 NT 1,330 94.8 94.8 94.6 93.9
 Australia 15,282 96.0 96.0 96.2 95.2

 

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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