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 2018, 94.2% 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 almost equal to the national average of 94.4%.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 74.4% in 2008.1
  • South Australia technically ranks sixth 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, 2018
Region %
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 94.2%
Australia 94.4%

2 10 1 sa 2019 10 02

Data source: ROGS 2019

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Children aged 5 years fully immunised, 2018
State/Territory %
Western Australia 92.8%
Northern Territory  93.1%
South Australia 94.2%
Queensland  94.3%
New South Wales 94.4%
Australian Capital Territory 94.9%
Victoria  95.3%
Tasmania 95.7%
Australia 94.4%

2 10 1 au 2019 10 02

Data source: ROGS 2019

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

  • As at June 2018, 95.5% 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 above the state's overall figure of 94.2% (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 63.1% in 2008).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, 2018
Region %
Metropolitan Adelaide n.a.
Country SA n.a.
South Australia 95.5%
Australia 96.8%

2 10 2 sa 2019 10 01

Data source: ROGS 2019

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Aboriginal children aged 5 years fully immunised, 2018
State/Territory %
Western Australia  95.2%
Northern Territory  95.2%
South Australia 95.5%
Tasmania 96.3%
Victoria 96.5%
Queensland  97.1%
Australian Capital Territory 97.2%
New South Wales 97.8%
Australia 96.8%

2 10 2 au 2019 10 01

Data source: ROGS 2019

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Sources

  1. Based on Table 10A.45, Part E Chapter 10 Report on Government Servises 2019, Australian Government Department of Health,Canberra, Australia, Cildhood immunisation coverage Asustralian Government department of Health , viewed 27 September 2019.