Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Indicator|
AHPF PI 2.1.1–Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2019
|Short name:||AHPF PI 2.1.1–Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2019|
|Registration status:||Health, Standard 17/04/2020|
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, 2019 Health, Standard 09/04/2020|
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 are children aged 12-15 months who, prior to the age of 12 months were vaccinated against:
Fully vaccinated 2 year olds are children aged 24-27 months who were vaccinated against:
Fully vaccinated 5 year olds are children aged 60-63 months who 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:
2012–13 to 2018–19—State and territory, by:
2012–13 to 2018–19—Primary Health Network (PHN), by:
Some disaggregation may result in numbers too small for publication.
|Disaggregation data elements:|
Most recent data available for 2019 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
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
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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:|
See also Immunisation rates for children, 2014–15 National Health Performance Authority (retired), Retired 01/07/2016
See also National Healthcare Agreement: PI 09-Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule, 2012 Health, Retired 25/06/2013