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Current coverage data tables for all children

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About these tables

These tables provide the latest annualised quarterly report on childhood immunisation 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 children fully immunised at 1, 2 and 5 years of age according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.

A full description of the methodology used can be found in Communicable Diseases Intelligence 1998, volume 22, issue 3 (pages 36 to 37).

1 year olds

This data table is for the 1 year old cohort (12 to less than 15 months old).

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of all children 'fully immunised' by 12 months of age slightly decreased from the previous report to 94.02 per cent. For individual antigens due by 12 months of age, all states and territories achieved coverage greater than 93.63 per cent.

State % DTP % Polio % HIB % Hep B % Pneumo % Fully Immunised*
ACT 96.02

95.97

95.76

96.09

96.09

95.43

NSW

94.64

94.60

94.44

94.54

94.79

93.96

VIC

94.99

94.96

94.75

94.85

95.04

94.21

QLD

94.49

94.46

94.34

94.45

94.68

93.99

SA

94.95

94.93

94.77

94.90

95.08

94.39

WA

93.91

93.90

93.77

93.88

94.24

93.39

TAS

94.88

94.90

94.81

94.90

95.15

94.58

NT

93.73

93.65

93.63

94.77

94.33

93.17

AUS

94.66

94.63

94.46

94.59

94.81

94.02

*From quarter ending 31 December 2013, pneumococcal (dose 3) was included in the definition of fully immunised for the 12 to less than 15 months cohort.

2 year olds

This data table is for the 2 year old cohort (24 to less than 27 months old).

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of all children 'fully immunised' by 24 months of age increased to 90.63 per cent. Coverage for individual antigens due by 24 months of age was 90.72 per cent or above in all states and territories.

State %
DTP**
%
Polio
%
HIB
%
Hep B
%
MMR
%
Men C***
%
Varicella***
%
Fully Immunised***
ACT

94.41

97.12

96.57

97.05

94.69

96.40

93.85

92.32

NSW

92.95

96.40

95.24

96.32

93.23

95.35

92.13

90.07

VIC

93.73

96.89

95.97

96.77

94.01

95.88

93.07

91.02

QLD

93.42

96.48

95.78

96.41

93.83

95.66

92.98

91.62

SA

93.20

96.52

95.49

96.46

93.72

95.73

92.77

90.91

WA

91.55

96.22

94.95

96.07

92.00

94.85

91.23

89.35

TAS

93.46

96.54

95.41

96.40

94.08

95.78

93.07

90.90

NT

91.49

96.70

95.52

96.53

92.13

95.52

90.72

88.53

AUS

93.13

96.55

95.55

96.45

93.47

95.55

92.52

90.63

**From quarter ending 31 March 2017, DTP dose 4 (given at 18 months) was included in the definition for fully immunised for 24 to less than 27 months.

***From quarter ending 31 December 2014, meningococcal C (given at 12 months), and dose 2 measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and dose 1 varicella (given as MMRV at 18 months) were included in the definition of fully immunised for the 24 to 27 month cohort.

The inclusion of these immunisations to the coverage calculation in December 2014 and March 2017 caused a drop in the 24 to 27 month coverage rates. The more antigens included in the assessment, the higher the likelihood of reduced coverage rates. This usually resolves over time as the changes become more routine.

5 year olds

This data table is for the 5 year old cohort (60 to less than 63 months old).

Analysis of data: The rolling annualised percentage of all children 'fully immunised' by 60 months of age for Australia increased since the previous report to 94.62%. Coverage for individual antigens due by 60 months remained greater than 93.25% in all states and territories.

State % DTP % Polio % Fully Immunised*
ACT

94.92

95.04

94.80

NSW

94.65

94.71

94.56

VIC

95.58

95.63

95.48

QLD

94.52

94.55

94.46

SA

94.55

94.54

94.44

WA

93.25

93.30

93.15

TAS

95.66

95.65

95.55

NT

93.50

93.47

93.30

AUS

94.71

94.76

94.62

* From quarter ending 31 December 2017, dose 2 measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) was removed from the definition of fully immunised for the 60 to 63 month cohort.

Last updated: 
19 October 2018