Immunisation Data

Page last updated: 18 February 2016

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) is a national register administered by the Department of Human Services on behalf of the Department of Health. The ACIR was established in 1996 and records details of vaccinations given to children under seven years of age who live in Australia.

From 1 January 2016, the ACIR will expand to collect and record vaccinations given to young individuals under the age of 20 years. From September 2016, it will be further expanded to become the Australian Immunisation register to capture all vaccines administered throughout a person’s life (birth to death), given through General Practice and community clinics.

The Department of Health, through the Immunise Australia website, publishes ACIR coverage data at a range of geographic levels. Data is available at the national, state and territory level as well as Primary Health Network regions and Statistical Areas Level 3.

The data published on the Immunise Australia website shows the number and proportion of children immunised against hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, haemophilus influenzae type b, polio, measles, mumps and rubella, pneumococcal, varicella and meningococcal C, at various ages. Coverage reports are updated on a quarterly basis.

Immunise Australia data page.

Healthy Communities: Immunisation rates for children in 2014-15

This third report from the National Health Performance Authority on child immunisation rates shows the percentages of children who were fully immunised at 1 year, 2 years and 5 years, as well as the numbers of children who were not fully immunised in 2014-15, in each of the 31 Primary Health Network (PHN) areas. Where possible the results are broken down into smaller geographic areas – including more than 300 statistical areas and across Australian postcodes. The report focuses on variation in immunisation rates for 1 year olds at different levels of geography including changes in immunisation rates over time.

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