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Immunisations

The data source for childhood immunisation indicators is the National Immunisation Register (NIR). Karo provides lists of children in our reports. However, our data source is the PMS so, at the end of the day, if the child is fully immunised on NIR then they will be counted for IPIF.

There are some ongoing issues around new migrants and children going overseas. Known new migrants and children going overseas have been removed from the IPIF denominator, however, they are still included in the Karo denominator.

Eight-month-old immunisations

The IPIF 8 month childhood immunisation indicator is the same as the National Target.  It is based on the number of children in the PHO who are recorded as fully immunised at eight months on the National Immunisation Register (NIR).

The national immunisation goal is for 95 percent of children to be fully immunised at eight months of age. This means they will have their primary course of immunisation on time at six weeks, three months and five months.

Two-year-old immunisations

The IPIF 2 year old childhood immunisation indicator is based on the number of children in the PHO who are recorded as fully immunised at two year on the National Immunisation Register (NIR).

The national immunisation goal is for 95 percent of children to be fully immunised at two years of age. However, this is still a funded IPIF indicator, it is also the WHO standard.