Immunisation data is collected from Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR) and is collated weekly.

We report both publicly funded and some privately funded flu vaccines that are recorded. Not all the privately funded vaccines are recorded in our registries which means the total number of vaccines administered will be higher than reported. Influenza vaccines are funded under several criteria, further details here: Influenza vaccine | Health Navigator NZ.Our reporting is focussed on the 2024 funded age groups.

Total vaccinations

  Māori Pacific Asian Other Total
Week: 13 May to 19 May 5,193 3,132 10,269 46,423 65,017
Total Vaccinations 6M-12 years (YTD) 2,293 1,889 10,125 10,750 25,057
Total Vaccinations 65+ years (YTD) 27,928 13,669 32,510 375,000 449,107
Total Vaccinations (YTD) 66,362 38,608 121,151 632,894 859,015

Definitions

  • Ethnicity: This is based on prioritised ethnicity, which means each person is only counted against a single ethnicity category. When a person has multiple ethnicities recorded, then the prioritised ethnicity is ranked in the order of 1) Māori 2) Pacific Peoples 3) Asian 4) Other. For example, if a person is recorded as their ethnicities being both Māori and Pacific Peoples, their prioritised ethnicity will be Māori, i.e. they will not be counted in the Pacific Peoples group.
  • YTD: is defined as vaccinations occurring in the 2024 flu season between 02 April 2024 and 19 May 2024.

Vaccinations by district

Number of vaccines by district and prioritised ethnicity. Based on the district of where the person lives, which may differ from where the person received their vaccine.

  Māori Pacific Asian Other Total
Auckland 3,513 6,078 23,543 46,079 79,213
Bay of Plenty 5,325 474 2,327 37,491 45,617
Canterbury 5,274 2,077 11,521 98,984 117,856
Capital and Coast 3,967 2,915 9,376 50,639 66,897
Counties Manukau 6,409 14,822 24,099 33,933 79,263
Hawkes Bay 3,910 772 1,336 24,256 30,274
Hutt Valley 2,639 1,594 4,300 21,415 29,948
Lakes 3,237 342 1,048 11,900 16,527
MidCentral 2,857 549 2,237 27,707 33,350
Nelson Marlborough 1,717 573 1,428 29,839 33,557
Northland 5,038 349 1,044 21,015 27,446
South Canterbury 510 187 505 11,766 12,968
Southern 3,257 996 3,796 54,946 62,995
Tairāwhiti 2,057 198 259 3,674 6,188
Taranaki 2,066 177 1,037 19,823 23,103
Waikato 7,152 1,414 6,199 51,687 66,452
Wairarapa 784 124 269 8,322 9,499
Waitematā 4,451 4,688 26,241 64,319 99,699
West Coast 419 55 204 5,257 5,935
Whanganui 1,764 200 324 9,674 11,962
Overseas / Unknown 16 24 58 168 266
Total 66,362 38,608 121,151 632,894 859,015

Vaccination uptake: age 65+ years

Uptake percent is calculated by comparing the flu doses to date for this year with the estimated number of people in New Zealand who are aged 65 and over.

The estimated population is sourced from AIR and validated against the National Health Index (NHI) and National Enrolment Service (NES) registers.

The equity gap is the difference in rates for Māori or Pacific ethnicities to non-Māori/non-Pacific.

  Māori Pacific Asian Other Total Equity Gap
  count % count % count % count % count % (Māori) (Pacific)
Auckland 1,218 46% 2,351 41% 7,455 40% 22,593 51% 33,617 47% -3% -8%
Bay of Plenty 2,710 45% 168 47% 470 36% 25,966 55% 29,314 53% -9% -7%
Canterbury 1,900 51% 485 43% 2,344 42% 55,503 59% 60,232 58% -6% -15%
Capital and Coast 1,184 50% 1,069 45% 2,186 45% 22,769 60% 27,208 57% -8% -13%
Counties Manukau 2,318 44% 5,393 42% 7,823 40% 20,173 49% 35,707 46% -2% -5%
Hawkes Bay 1,662 41% 172 38% 259 36% 16,018 54% 18,111 52% -12% -15%
Hutt Valley 947 50% 648 51% 1,092 45% 10,968 58% 13,655 56% -7% -5%
Lakes 1,677 45% 126 46% 209 38% 7,991 51% 10,003 49% -5% -5%
MidCentral 1,279 46% 198 41% 587 44% 17,358 55% 19,422 54% -9% -14%
Nelson Marlborough 714 50% 68 40% 167 42% 19,598 55% 20,547 55% -5% -15%
Northland 2,597 36% 158 40% 201 32% 15,451 44% 18,407 42% -7% -3%
South Canterbury 218 54% 21 44% 56 39% 7,609 57% 7,904 56% -2% -13%
Southern 1,220 47% 228 45% 433 41% 30,779 52% 32,660 52% -5% -7%
Tairāwhiti 1,084 39% 30 33% 34 37% 2,385 42% 3,533 41% -2% -9%
Taranaki 920 49% 44 44% 150 43% 12,310 55% 13,424 54% -6% -11%
Waikato 3,145 42% 495 41% 1,411 36% 33,142 51% 38,193 49% -8% -9%
Wairarapa 362 47% 48 46% 65 48% 5,750 53% 6,225 52% -5% -6%
Waitematā 1,589 43% 1,826 41% 7,392 38% 37,061 50% 47,868 47% -4% -6%
West Coast 182 51% 10 43% 24 41% 3,269 46% 3,485 46% 5% -2%
Whanganui 876 50% 73 46% 63 35% 6,787 53% 7,799 53% -3% -7%
Overseas / Unknown 5 12% - 3% 8 8% 59 10% 74 9% 2% -7%
Total 27,807 44% 13,613 42% 32,429 40% 373,539 53% 447,388 51% -8% -10%

Vaccination uptake: age 6 months to 12 years

  Māori Pacific Asian Other Total Equity Gap
  count % count % count % count % count % (Māori) (Pacific)
Auckland 149 2% 287 2% 1,879 7% 1,206 5% 3,521 5% -4% -3%
Bay of Plenty 135 1% 10 1% 137 3% 398 2% 680 1% -1% -1%
Canterbury 282 2% 211 5% 1,187 7% 2,141 4% 3,821 4% -3% 0%
Capital and Coast 151 2% 115 3% 622 7% 1,321 6% 2,209 5% -4% -3%
Counties Manukau 304 1% 723 2% 1,918 5% 645 3% 3,590 3% -3% -2%
Hawkes Bay 75 1% 41 2% 60 2% 189 1% 365 1% -1% 1%
Hutt Valley 124 2% 44 2% 291 5% 412 4% 871 3% -2% -2%
Lakes 83 1% 14 2% 83 4% 140 2% 320 2% -2% 0%
MidCentral 68 1% 15 1% 138 4% 266 2% 487 2% -1% -1%
Nelson Marlborough 80 2% 54 7% 136 7% 365 2% 635 3% -1% 4%
Northland 105 1% 14 1% 63 3% 134 1% 316 1% -1% 0%
South Canterbury 7 0% 30 6% 36 4% 84 1% 157 2% -1% 4%
Southern 109 1% 38 2% 197 4% 677 2% 1,021 2% -1% -1%
Tairāwhiti 28 0% - 0% 12 3% 27 1% 67 1% -1% -1%
Taranaki 88 1% 18 4% 85 5% 306 2% 497 2% -1% 1%
Waikato 187 1% 50 1% 413 3% 659 2% 1,309 2% -1% -1%
Wairarapa 20 1% 14 5% 35 7% 122 3% 191 2% -2% 2%
Waitematā 214 1% 190 2% 2,609 7% 1,320 3% 4,333 4% -3% -3%
West Coast 18 2% - 1% 17 5% 81 3% 117 3% -1% -2%
Whanganui 36 1% - 1% 16 2% 87 2% 143 1% -1% -1%
Overseas / Unknown - 1% - 1% - 0% 9 1% 12 1% 0% 0%
Total 2,264 1% 1,874 2% 9,935 6% 10,589 3% 24,662 3% -3% -2%

Vaccination uptake over time: age 65+ years

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Vaccinations per week for all age groups

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Notes on report data:

  1. On 2 April 2024, the estimated population was changed to be sourced from AIR instead of the most recent Health Service User (HSU).
  2. Immunisation data is sourced from Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR) which includes migrated information from the the COVID-19 Register (CIR) and National Immunisation Register (NIR) and collated weekly.
  3. Data captured on paper or systems other than AIR are not included.
  4. The data contains public and privately funded influenza vaccinations. Following the 2021 flu season we have seen a higher proportion of privately funded vaccines being recorded. This is due to additional immunisation registries and the ability of pharmacies and other providers being able record vaccinations. Data between years, therefore, are not directly comparable.