2-10

2-10. Childhood immunisation coverage

Introduction

2-10-1. Children aged 5 years fully immunised

2-10-2. Aboriginal children aged 5 years fully immunised

Sources

 

Introduction

The definition of fully immunised for measuring coverage rates includes vaccination against: hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, pneumococcal, varicella and meningococcal C.

Hepatitis B was not included in the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register until 2002.

The definition of fully immunised for measuring coverage rates was most recently expanded in 2013 and 2014 to accommodate changes to the National Immunisation Program Schedule:

  • December 2013 - pneumococcal vaccine for children aged 12-15 months was added.
  • December 2014 - measles, mumps, rubella dose 2 (previously dose 1 was measured), varicella and meningococcal C for children aged 24 -27 months was included.

 

2-10-1. Children aged 5 years fully immunised

  • As at June 2017, 93.5% of children aged five years in South Australia were fully immunised.1
  • Fully immunised includes vaccination against: hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, pneumococcal, varicella and meningococcal C.
  • South Australia's rate is equal to the national average of 93.5%.1
  • Over the last decade, the trend in percentage of fully immunised children by age five years in this state has been increasing, up from 80.5% in 2007.1
  • South Australia technically ranks fourth highest of the states and territories for proportion of five year olds fully vaccinated, but there isn't a great deal of difference between the jurisdictions.1

 

Children aged 5 years fully immunised, 2017
Region %
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 93.5%
Australia 93.5%

2-10-1 SA

Data source: AIHW 2018

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Children aged 5 years fully immunised, 2017
State/Territory %
Northern Territory 90.7%
Western Australia 91.6%
New South Wales 93.0%
Tasmania 93.4%
South Australia 93.5%
Queensland 93.9%
Australian Capital Territory 93.9%
Victoria 94.0%
Australia 93.5%

2-10-1 AU

Data source: AIHW 2018

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2-10-2. Aboriginal children aged 5 years fully immunised

  • As at June 2017, 93.0% of Aboriginal children aged five years in South Australia were fully immunised.1
  • Fully immunised includes vaccination against: hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, pneumococcal, varicella and meningococcal C.
  • South Australia's proportion of Aboriginal children aged five years fully immunised is slightly below this state's overall figure of 93.5% (see 2-10-1 above).1
  • The trend in percentage of Aboriginal children fully immunised by age five years in this state has increased significantly over the last decade (up from 70.4% in 2007).1
  • South Australia technically ranks third lowest of the states and territories for proportion of Aboriginal children aged five year olds fully vaccinated, but there isn't a great deal of difference between the jurisdictions.1

 

Aboriginal children aged 5 years fully immunised, 2017
Region %
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 93.0%
Australia 95.7%

2-10-2 SA

Data source: AIHW 2018

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Aboriginal children aged 5 years fully immunised, 2017
State/Territory %
Tasmania 92.5%
Victoria 92.6%
South Australia 93.0%
Western Australia 94.4%
Northern Territory 94.7%
Australian Capital Territory 95.0%
New South Wales 96.2%
Queensland 96.3%
Australia 95.7%

2-10-2 AU

Data source: AIHW 2018

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Sources

  1. Based on Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW 2018), MyHealthyCommunities, Immunisation rates for children from 2011–12 to 2016–17, Canberra, Australia, viewed 9 August 2018.