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National Health Performance Authority, Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children, 2012 (Indicator)

Definition

The percentage of children fully immunised.

Outcome Areas

Calculation rules

Numerators

Number of children who are fully immunised in the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR), for each age group.

1 year of age 2 years of age 5 years of age
Children aged 12 months to less than 15 months at 31 March who, prior to the age of 12 months received their third vaccination for diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (DTPa) and polio (IPV), and either their second or third vaccination* for hepatitis B (hepB) and Haempohilus influenza type b (Hib). Children aged 24 months to less than 27 months at 31 March who, prior to the age of 24 months received their third or fourth vaccination* for DTPa and Hib, their third vaccination for IPV and hepB, and their first vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). Children aged 60 months to less than 63 months at 31 March who, prior to the age of 60 months received their fourth or fifth vaccination* for DTPa, their fourth vaccination for IPV and their second vaccination for MMR.

For each age it is assumed that earlier vaccinations in the series have been given.

* dependent on the type of vaccine used

Denominators

Number of children who are aged 1, 2 or 5 years, as at 31 March 2012 in the eligible population i.e. those children who are registered on ACIR

Disaggregation

By Medicare Local catchment, Statistical Area 3 level geography and postcode and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status

References

Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2011-2012, Technical Supplement.
This content Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare material. Attribution provided as required under the AIHW CC-BY licence.

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