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The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) records vaccinations given to people in Australia across the whole life span. NCIRS uses AIR data to calculate vaccine coverage estimates for all children and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  • Vaccine coverage estimates - all children

    Tables 1, 2 and 3 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly data on childhood vaccine coverage for the December 2017, March 2018, June 2018 and September 2018 assessment quarters from the 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 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, AIR data as at 30 September 2018

    State or territory Number of children Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%) Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%) Hepatitis B (%)  Pneumococcal (%)  Fully immunised (%) 
    ACT 5,710 96.0 96.0 95.8 96.1 96.1 95.4
    NSW 97,934 94.6 94.6 94.4 94.5 94.8 94.0
    VIC 77,978 95.0     95.0     94.8 94.9 95.0 94.2
    QLD 60,554 94.5 94.5 94.3 94.5 94.7 94.0
    SA 19,224 95.0 94.9 94.8 94.9 95.1 94.4
    WA 34,243 93.9 93.9 93.8 93.9 94.2 93.4
    TAS 5,607 94.9 94.9 94.8 94.9 95.2 94.6
    NT 3,687 93.7 93.7 93.6 94.8 94.3 93.2
    Australia 304,937 94.7 94.6 94.5 94.6 94.8 94.0

    Table 2: Percentage of children immunised at 24 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, AIR data as at 30 September 2018

    State or territory Number of children Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%) Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzaetype b (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%) Hepatitis B (%)  Pneumococcal (%)  Meningococcal (%) Varicella (%) Fully immunised (%) 
    ACT 5,834 94.4 97.1 96.6 94.7 97.1 97.2 96.4 93.9 92.3
    NSW 100,895 93.0 96.4 95.2 93.2 96.3 95.7 95.3 92.1 90.1
    VIC 81,046 93.7 96.9 96.0 94.0 96.8 96.4 95.9 93.1 91.0
    QLD 63,071 93.4 96.5 95.8 93.8 96.4 96.1 95.6 93.0 91.6
    SA 19,914 93.2 96.5 95.5 93.7 96.5 95.9 95.7 92.8 90.9
    WA 35,206 91.6 96.2 95.0 92.0 96.1 95.9 94.8 91.2 89.3
    TAS 5,946 93.5 96.5 95.4 94.1 96.4 95.9 95.8 93.1 90.9
    NT 3,547     91.5 96.7 95.5 92.1 96.5 97.2 95.2 90.7 88.4
    Australia 315,459 93.1 96.6 95.6 93.5 96.5 96.0 95.5 92.5 90.6

    Table 3: Percentage of children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, AIR data as at 30 September 2018

    State or territory Number of children Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%) Polio (%) Fully immunised (%) 
    ACT 5,906 94.9 95.0 94.8
    NSW 104,648 94.7 94.7 94.6
    VIC 82,344 95.6 95.6 95.5
    QLD 66,715 94.5 94.6 94.5
    SA 20,735 94.6 94.5 94.4
    WA 35,218 93.3 93.3 93.2
    TAS 6,177 95.7 95.7 95.6
    NT 3,417 93.5 93.5 93.3
    Australia 325,160 94.7 94.8 94.6

    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.

  • Vaccine coverage estimates - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

    Tables 4, 5 and 6 provide the latest rolling annualised quarterly data on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander childhood vaccine coverage for the December 2017, March 2018, June 2018, and September 2018 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 4: Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children immunised at 12 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, AIR data as at 30 September 2018

    State or territory Number of children Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%) Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzae type b (%) Hepatitis B (%)  Pneumococcal (%)  Fully immunised (%) 
    ACT 168     96.4 96.4 96.4 96.4 97.6 95.8
    NSW 5,628 94.6 94.5 94.5 94.7 95.3 94.3
    VIC 1,619 94.8 94.8 94.9 94.9 95.3 94.6
    QLD 5,397 92.3 92.3 92.2 93.3     93.4 92.1
    SA 898 89.9 89.9 89.6 91.0 91.5 89.6
    WA 2,207 88.9 88.9 88.8 89.5 90.4 88.6
    TAS 468 96.4 96.4 96.4 96.4 96.4 96.4
    NT 1,279 92.9     92.9 93.0 95.2 94.3 92.3
    Australia 17,664 92.9 92.8 92.8 93.6 93.9 92.6

    Table 5: Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children immunised at 24 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, AIR data as at 30 September 2018

    State or territory Number of children Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%) Polio (%) Haemophilus influenzaetype b (%) Measles, mumps, rubella (%) Hepatitis B (%)  Pneumococcal (%)  Meningococcal (%) Varicella (%) Fully immunised (%) 
    ACT 151     91.4     97.4 98.0 93.4 97.4 95.8 97.4  92.1 90.1
    NSW 5,612 93.4 97.8 97.1 94.0 97.8   96.8  97.2  92.9  91.3
    VIC 1,461     91.8 97.3 96.8 93.0    97.3  97.8  96.4 91.3  88.8
    QLD 5,323 91.5 97.2 97.0 92.7  97.5 96.5 96.8  91.4 89.1
    SA 824 89.1 97.5 96.4 91.0  97.9  99.0   96.7   90.2 87.1
    WA 2,225 85.7 96.4 95.6 87.5     96.5   95.3 94.9 85.2 82.3
    TAS 452 92.5 96.9 94.5 92.5 97.1  97.4  94.7   91.6 88.5
    NT 1,159 89.9 97.7 96.6 91.8 97.8   98.4  96.1  87.9 84.1
    Australia 17,207 91.2 97.3 96.7 92.3 97.5 96.8 96.6  90.8  88.5

    Table 6: Percentage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children immunised at 60 months of age by vaccine and state or territory for the birth cohort 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013, AIR data as at 30 September 2018

    State or territory Number of children Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (%) Polio (%) Fully immunised (%) 
    ACT 139    97.8     97.8     97.8
    NSW 5,112         97.4  97.4   97.4
    VIC 1,153          96.6  96.5   96.5
    QLD 4,962          96.9   96.9 96.9
    SA 804           96.3  96.0  96.0
    WA 2,042            95.8  95.5 95.5
    TAS 469           96.8 96.8  96.8
    NT 1,160             94.7 94.3 94.3
    Australia 15,841            96.7  96.6 96.6
  • Vaccine coverage maps

    Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) vaccine coverage at 12 months of age (3 doses) by Statistical Area 3, Australia and major capital cities, 2017

    Pneumococcal conjugate (13vPCV) vaccine coverage at 12 months of age (3 doses) by Statistical Area 3, Australia and major capital cities, 2017

    13vPCV coverage at 12 months of age by SA3 - major cities

    Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine coverage at 24 months of age (2 doses) by Statistical Area 3, Australia and major capital cities, 2017

     

    Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine coverage at 24 months of age (2 doses) by Statistical Area 3, Australia, 2017

    Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine coverage at 24 months of age (2 doses) by Statistical Area 3, major capital cities, 2017

    Diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis (DTPa) vaccine coverage at 24 months of age (4 doses) by Statistical Area 3, Australia and major capital cities, 2017

    DTPa vaccine coverage at 24 months of age (4 doses) by Statistical Area 3, Australia, 2017

    Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine coverage at 24 months of age (2 doses) by Statistical Area 3, major capital cities, 2017

  • Vaccine coverage estimates - historical data by jurisdiction and antigen