This measure reflects the percentage of children aged 1, 2 and 5 years fully immunised according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)
For the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 assessed at 30 June 2016
Data supplied 2 March 2017.
|Indicator description and calculation|
|Numerator||The number of children in the population fully immunised for each age according to the definition of fully immunised as per the National Immunisation Program Schedule.2 The current definition of fully immunised for measuring coverage rates includes vaccination against: hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, Haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, pneumococcal disease, varicella and meningococcal C. For each age it is assumed that earlier vaccinations in the series have been received.|
|Denominator||Number of children who turned each age in the eligible population i.e. those children who are registered with Medicare on the AIR.|
|Calculation||(Numerator ÷ denominator) x 100|
Postcode of residence reported at the following levels:
2 Department of Human Services 2014. Australian Immunisation Register. Canberra: Department of Human Services. Viewed 20 February 2017, https://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/services/medicare/australian-immunisation-registerExternal link, opens in a new window..
5 Department of Health 2015. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th edition (updated June 2015). Canberra: Department of Health.