Data is collected from the National Immunisation Register (NIR), Covid Immunisation Register (CIR) and Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR) and is collated weekly. It is collected from three systems due to the variety of providers that administer Influenza (flu) vaccinations and their associated system compatibility.


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 2023 funded age group. Note that funding differs by ethnicity for the 55-64 year old group.

Total vaccinations

  Māori Pacific Asian European/
Other
Total
Week: 23 September to 29 September 225 249 536 713 1,723
Total Vaccinations 6M-12 years (YTD) 10,311 7,451 34,542 47,519 99,823
Total Vaccinations 55-64 years (YTD) 23,176 12,363 18,514 139,372 193,425
Total Vaccinations 65+ years (YTD) 33,817 16,897 41,108 463,308 555,130
Total Vaccinations (YTD) 107,030 64,684 184,787 903,852 1,260,353

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/European. 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 2023 flu season between 20 March 2023 and 29 September 2023.
  • HSU FY21/22: the HSU is an estimate of the population using the health system in New Zealand. A person is included in the HSU if they use health services (including births and deaths) in the reference period, or are enrolled in a primary health organisation (PHO) during the reference period. The reference period for the FY21/22 HSU is: 1/7/2021 and 30/6/2022.

Vaccinations by district

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

  Māori Pacific Asian European/
Other
Total
Auckland 7,217 14,084 45,688 82,221 149,210
Bay of Plenty 7,181 782 2,970 42,670 53,603
Canterbury 8,668 3,263 16,876 136,387 165,194
Capital and Coast 6,899 5,068 14,843 79,657 106,467
Counties Manukau 9,321 20,091 28,791 40,712 98,915
Hawkes Bay 6,616 2,361 2,223 34,752 45,952
Hutt Valley 4,329 2,577 6,803 32,766 46,475
Lakes 3,904 342 1,102 13,224 18,572
MidCentral 3,800 932 2,878 32,378 39,988
Nelson Marlborough 2,363 1,251 1,892 39,530 45,036
Northland 8,010 509 1,133 27,433 37,085
South Canterbury 723 219 817 15,934 17,693
Southern 4,711 1,261 4,830 73,813 84,615
Tairāwhiti 3,759 379 360 6,461 10,959
Taranaki 2,578 323 1,040 23,715 27,656
Waikato 10,833 2,351 8,775 69,061 91,020
Wairarapa 1,275 204 325 11,282 13,086
Waitematā 6,192 5,571 32,486 80,492 124,741
West Coast 549 45 223 6,711 7,528
Whanganui 2,973 350 597 14,374 18,294
Overseas / Unknown 5,129 2,721 10,135 40,279 58,264
Total 107,030 64,684 184,787 903,852 1,260,353

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 based on the most recent Health Service User (HSU) population, HSU FY21/22. The equity gap is the difference in rates for Māori or Pacific ethnicities to non-Māori/non-Pacific.

  Māori Pacific Asian European/Other Total Equity Gap
  count % count % count % count % count % (Māori) (Pacific)
Auckland 1,403 59% 2,937 55% 9,560 58% 28,128 66% 42,028 63% -5% -8%
Bay of Plenty 3,094 55% 171 51% 540 47% 30,341 64% 34,146 63% -9% -13%
Canterbury 2,191 68% 636 64% 2,896 61% 66,107 73% 71,830 72% -5% -9%
Capital and Coast 1,387 64% 1,341 60% 2,736 63% 26,834 74% 32,298 71% -9% -12%
Counties Manukau 2,793 57% 6,643 58% 9,935 58% 25,013 62% 44,384 60% -5% -3%
Hawkes Bay 2,217 58% 237 56% 315 50% 19,794 68% 22,563 66% -9% -11%
Hutt Valley 1,103 64% 763 65% 1,385 63% 13,274 71% 16,525 70% -6% -5%
Lakes 1,824 54% 146 59% 250 52% 10,110 65% 12,330 63% -10% -6%
MidCentral 1,474 59% 236 54% 690 57% 20,569 67% 22,969 66% -8% -12%
Nelson Marlborough 791 62% 87 60% 185 56% 23,387 68% 24,450 68% -6% -8%
Northland 3,415 52% 193 54% 281 52% 20,101 58% 23,990 57% -6% -4%
South Canterbury 226 61% 22 55% 58 50% 9,347 70% 9,653 70% -9% -15%
Southern 1,467 61% 274 58% 487 54% 38,447 67% 40,675 67% -6% -10%
Tairāwhiti 1,395 55% 34 40% 39 51% 3,610 63% 5,078 60% -8% -23%
Taranaki 964 58% 48 52% 173 55% 14,498 67% 15,683 66% -9% -15%
Waikato 3,828 55% 624 57% 1,757 51% 40,586 64% 46,795 62% -7% -6%
Wairarapa 428 61% 54 60% 71 62% 7,370 71% 7,923 70% -10% -10%
Waitematā 1,826 55% 2,058 51% 9,183 55% 44,871 62% 57,938 60% -6% -10%
West Coast 198 61% 15 68% 26 58% 4,009 58% 4,248 59% 2% 10%
Whanganui 1,046 64% 89 67% 84 53% 8,439 68% 9,658 68% -4% -1%
Overseas / Unknown 5 3% - 2% 12 6% 82 4% 102 4% -2% -2%
Total 33,075 57% 16,611 57% 40,663 57% 454,917 66% 545,266 65% -8% -9%

Vaccination uptake: age 55 to 64 years

Māori and Pacific Peoples aged between 55-64 are eligible to receive a funded flu vaccination. However, non-Māori, non-Pacific (NMNP) people of this age group are only eligible to receive a funded flu vaccination if they are health or disability care workers or have an eligible medical condition.


We have not reported an equity gap for the 55-64 year olds due to the difference in funding criteria.

  Māori Pacific Asian European/Other Total
  count % count % count % count % count %
Auckland 1,232 34% 2,187 36% 3,933 26% 10,668 33% 18,020 32%
Bay of Plenty 1,767 28% 108 26% 276 22% 7,045 28% 9,196 27%
Canterbury 1,665 37% 493 37% 1,338 28% 22,801 36% 26,297 36%
Capital and Coast 1,256 40% 962 41% 1,517 37% 11,710 42% 15,445 41%
Counties Manukau 2,375 33% 5,106 37% 4,186 27% 7,721 27% 19,388 29%
Hawkes Bay 1,453 32% 199 36% 182 27% 5,641 32% 7,475 32%
Hutt Valley 846 36% 436 37% 667 36% 5,086 37% 7,035 37%
Lakes 1,098 26% 102 32% 143 23% 2,495 26% 3,838 26%
MidCentral 939 29% 179 36% 303 29% 5,715 30% 7,136 30%
Nelson Marlborough 560 34% 71 30% 165 29% 6,370 29% 7,166 30%
Northland 2,133 28% 102 25% 142 21% 4,521 23% 6,898 24%
South Canterbury 163 38% 24 40% 64 31% 2,704 33% 2,955 33%
Southern 989 34% 206 39% 385 29% 12,453 31% 14,033 32%
Tairāwhiti 749 27% 63 44% 25 22% 989 29% 1,826 28%
Taranaki 635 30% 35 27% 132 33% 3,807 27% 4,609 28%
Waikato 2,534 28% 395 33% 882 27% 10,692 27% 14,503 27%
Wairarapa 307 35% 42 38% 35 25% 1,803 29% 2,187 30%
Waitematā 1,435 28% 1,503 32% 3,948 26% 13,156 26% 20,042 26%
West Coast 146 29% 10 38% 19 20% 1,170 23% 1,345 23%
Whanganui 676 36% 59 36% 76 34% 2,236 30% 3,047 32%
Overseas / Unknown - 1% - 0% 12 3% 18 1% 34 1%
Total 22,962 31% 12,282 36% 18,430 27% 138,801 30% 192,475 30%

Vaccination uptake: age 6 months to 12 years

  Māori Pacific Asian European/Other Total Equity Gap
  count % count % count % count % count % (Māori) (Pacific)
Auckland 624 8% 937 8% 5,035 21% 4,073 16% 10,669 16% -10% -10%
Bay of Plenty 387 2% 74 6% 377 9% 1,397 6% 2,235 5% -4% -1%
Canterbury 1,218 9% 500 11% 3,524 24% 7,972 15% 13,214 15% -8% -5%
Capital and Coast 584 7% 407 9% 1,912 24% 4,911 21% 7,814 18% -14% -12%
Counties Manukau 1,053 5% 2,853 8% 5,554 18% 2,124 9% 11,584 10% -9% -5%
Hawkes Bay 409 3% 169 10% 234 12% 967 7% 1,779 6% -4% 2%
Hutt Valley 483 7% 262 10% 1,129 24% 2,057 17% 3,931 15% -12% -9%
Lakes 240 2% 45 7% 194 11% 496 6% 975 5% -5% -1%
MidCentral 293 3% 105 7% 513 16% 1,070 7% 1,981 6% -5% -2%
Nelson Marlborough 162 4% 70 10% 352 20% 1,205 8% 1,789 8% -5% 1%
Northland 514 3% 43 4% 167 10% 612 5% 1,336 4% -3% -1%
South Canterbury 66 5% 39 9% 115 17% 400 6% 620 7% -3% 2%
Southern 424 5% 186 9% 684 16% 2,800 8% 4,094 8% -4% 0%
Tairāwhiti 188 3% 14 6% 44 14% 193 6% 439 5% -4% -2%
Taranaki 184 3% 45 11% 184 13% 777 6% 1,190 5% -4% 4%
Waikato 792 3% 234 7% 1,319 13% 2,394 6% 4,739 6% -5% -1%
Wairarapa 128 5% 30 12% 71 18% 477 10% 706 9% -6% 1%
Waitematā 879 6% 704 7% 7,261 23% 4,945 10% 13,789 13% -9% -9%
West Coast 47 5% - 3% 36 16% 195 6% 281 6% -2% -3%
Whanganui 203 4% 34 7% 66 12% 339 6% 642 6% -3% 0%
Overseas / Unknown - 0% - 2% 7 2% 7 0% 19 1% 0% 1%
Total 8,880 4% 6,757 8% 28,778 20% 39,411 10% 83,826 10% -8% -5%

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. Data is collected from National Immunisation Register (NIR), Covid19 immunisation Register (CIR) and Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR) and collated weekly.
  2. Data captured on paper or systems other than NIR/CIR/AIR are not included.
  3. 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