Coverage estimates - all children

Tables 1, 2 and 3 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation coverage for the March 2017, June 2017, September 2017, and December 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 October 2015 to 30 September 2016

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%)Hepatitis B (%) Pneumococcal (%) Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,828 95.7 95.6 95.4 95.8 95.4 94.8
 NSW 100,243 94.7  94.6 94.4 94.6 94.3 93.9
 Vic 79,482 95.1  95.1 94.8 95.0 94.7 94.3
 Qld 62,270 94.7  94.7 94.5 94.7 94.4 94.1
 SA 19,769 95.0  94.9 94.7 95.0 94.6 94.3
 WA 35,037 94.0  94.0 93.8 93.9 93.7 93.4
 Tas 5,925 94.7  94.6 94.5 94.8 94.6 94.3
 NT 3,719 94.2  94.2 93.9 94.7 94.2 93.5
 Australia 312,283 94.8  94.7 94.5 94.7 94.4 94.0

 

Table 2. Percentage of children immunised at 24 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 (%)Measles, mumps, rubella (%)Hepatitis B (%) Meningococcal C (%) Varicella (%)Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,738 94.2 97.1 96.4 949 97.0 96.3 94.4 92.5
 NSW 99,365 92.5 96.2 95.0 93.2 96.1 95.2 92.6 89.9
 Vic 78,896 93.1 96.7 95.7 93.9 96.6 95.6 93.5 90.9
 Qld 62,282 93.3 96.5 95.8 93.9 96.4 95.8 93.3 91.7
 SA 19,796 92.3 96.4 95.3 93.4 96.2 95.5 92.8 90.2
 WA 34,462 91.1 96.1 94.8 92.0 96.0 94.7 91.5 89.1
 Tas 5,764 93.2 96.5 95.8 94.5 96.4 96.3 93.9 91.1
 NT 3,719 91.5 96.8 95.7 92.7 96.6 95.5 91.4 88.4
 Australia 310,112 92.7 96.4 95.4 93.5 96.3 95.4 92.9 90.5

 

Table 3. Percentage of children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012

 

State or territoryNumber of childrenDiphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%)Polio (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%)
 
Fully immunised (%) 
 ACT 5,767 94.9 94.9 96.2 94.5
 NSW 104,141 94.4 94.4 95.5 93.9
 Vic 80,646 95.1 95.1 96.0 94.3
 Qld 66,262 94.6 94.6 96.0 94.3
 SA 20,820 94.2 94.2 95.5 93.8
 WA 34,714 92.6 92.7 94.7 92.2
 Tas 6,125 95.2 95.3 95.5 94.6
 NT 3,542 93.7 93.7 95.5 93.2
 Australia 322,017 94.4 94.4 95.7 94.0

 

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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