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Child—fully immunised recorded indicator, yes/no code N

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Metadata item type:Help on this termData Element
Short name:Help on this termFully immunised recorded indicator
METeOR identifier:Help on this term720830
Registration status:Help on this termHealth, Standardisation pending 08/08/2019
Definition:Help on this term

An indicator of whether a child has been recorded as fully immunised, as represented by a code.

Data Element Concept:Child—recorded as fully immunised indicator

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Representation class:Help on this termCode
Data type:Help on this termBoolean
Format:Help on this termN
Maximum character length:Help on this term1
Permissible values:Help on this term
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

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CODE 1   Yes

A child is recorded as fully immunised.

CODE 2   No

A child is not recorded as fully immunised.

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'Fully immunised' status is determined in accordance with the National Immunisation Program Schedule. The childhood vaccinations essential to be considered 'fully immunised' include:

  • DTPa (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
  • HiB (haemophilus influenzae type B)
  • Polio
  • Hep B (hepatitis B)
  • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella).

A child is considered 'fully immunised' if they have received the following vaccinations by the specified age milestones:

  • At 12 months: 3 doses DTPa; 3 doses Polio; 2 or 3 doses HiB; 2 or 3 doses Hep B
  • At 24 months: 3 doses DTPa; 3 doses Polio; 3 or 4 doses HiB; 3 doses Hep B; 1 dose MMR
  • At 60 months: 4 doses DTPa; 4 doses Polio; 2 doses MMR.

(DoH 2019).

Source and reference attributes

Submitting organisation:Help on this term

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Reference documents:Help on this term

DoH (Australian Government Department of Health) 2019. National Immunisation Program Schedule. DoH, Canberra, Viewed 24 July 2019, https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/immunisation/immunisation-throughout-life/national-immunisation-program-schedule

Relational attributes

Related metadata references:Help on this term

Supersedes Child—fully immunised recorded indicator, yes/no code N Health, Standard 13/11/2014, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:Help on this term

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Candidate 05/12/2019

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Help on this termUsed as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2020–2021 Health, Standardisation pending 24/09/2019
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
Indigenous primary health care: PI04b-Proportion of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2020–2021 Health, Standardisation pending 24/09/2019
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
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