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

Identifying and definitional attributes

Metadata item type:Data Element
Short name:Fully immunised recorded indicator
METeOR identifier:720830
Registration status:Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Definition:

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

Value domain attributes

Representational attributes

Representation class:Code
Data type:Boolean
Format:N
Maximum character length:1
Permissible values:
ValueMeaning
1Yes
2No

Data element attributes

Collection and usage attributes

Guide for use:

CODE 1   Yes

A child is recorded as fully immunised.

CODE 2   No

A child is not recorded as fully immunised.

Comments:

'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:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Reference documents:

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:

Supersedes Child—fully immunised recorded indicator, yes/no code N Health, Superseded 16/01/2020, Indigenous, Endorsed 13/03/2015

Implementation in Data Set Specifications:

Indigenous primary health care NBEDS 2020–21 Health, Standard 16/01/2020

DSS specific attributes +
Implementation in Indicators:Used as numerator
Indigenous primary health care: PI04a-Number of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019
Indigenous primary health care: PI04b-Proportion of Indigenous children who are fully immunised, 2020–2021 Health, Standard 16/01/2020
Indigenous, Final 08/08/2019