Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.1–Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2020
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
AHPF PI 2.1.1–Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2020
|Short name:||AHPF PI 2.1.1–Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2020|
The proportion of 1-, 2- and 5-year-olds who have been assessed as fully immunised according to information recorded in the Australian Immunisation Register.
Immunisation is highly effective in reducing morbidity and mortality caused by vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, meningococcal disease and poliomyelitis. Vaccinations are an effective strategy for reducing disease disparities between population groups.
|Indicator set:||Australian Health Performance Framework, 2020|
Health, Standard 13/10/2021
Collection and usage attributes
The proportion of 1-, 2- and 5-year-olds who are fully immunised according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.
100 × (Numerator ÷ Denominator)
Calculated separately for 1-, 2- and 5-year-old children.
1-, 2-, and 5-year old children who are fully vaccinated according to the National Immunisation Program Schedule.
Fully vaccinated 1 year olds who, prior to the age of 12 months were vaccinated against:
Fully vaccinated 2 year olds who, prior to the age of 24 months, were vaccinated against:
Fully vaccinated 5 year olds who, prior to the age of 60 months, were vaccinated against:
|Numerator data elements:|
Number of 1-, 2- and 5- year old children registered on the Australian Immunisation Register.
|Denominator data elements:|
2012–13 to 2018–19—Nationally, by Indigenous status.
2012–13 to 2018–19—State and territory, by Indigenous status.
2012–13 to 2018–19—Primary Health Network (PHN), by Indigenous status.
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2020 Australian Health Performance Framework reporting: 2018–19 (reporting period 1 April to 31 March).
|Unit of measure:||Person|
Indicator conceptual framework
|Framework and dimensions:||1. Effectiveness|
Data source attributes
Australian Government Department of Health
A full description of the methodology used can be found in Methodology for measuring Australia's childhood immunisation coverage (O'Brien et al. 1998).
For each age it is assumed that earlier vaccinations in the series have been given.
A change in the definition of fully immunised for 2 year olds occurred from the quarter ending 31 December 2014 when meningococcal C vaccination (given at 12 months), dose 2 measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and dose 1 varicella vaccination were included in the definition of 'fully immunised'. A second change for this age group occurred from the quarter ending 31 March 2017 when dose 4 diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP) was included in the definition of ‘fully immunised’. The inclusion of these additional vaccines caused decreases in the reported immunisation coverage rates at 2 years of age.
Australian Health Performance Framework
|Organisation responsible for providing data:|
Department of Human Services
Source and reference attributes
O'Brien E D, Sam, G A and Mead C 1998. Methodology for measuring Australia's childhood immunisation coverage. Communicable Diseases Intelligence 22(3):36–37. Viewed 30 October 2019, https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/cdi2203-1.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Australian Health Performance Framework: PI 2.1.1–Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2019
See also Immunisation rates for children, 2014–15
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2012
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