05:30pm Wednesday 13 December 2017

Vaccination Statistics for 2012 – 95 per cent of 9-year-olds are vaccinated

 

Illustration photoVaccination coverage for 2-year-olds

Children up to the age of two are offered vaccines against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP), polio, haemophilus influenzae b (Hib), measles, rubella and mumps (MMR). Vaccination coverage for most vaccines for this age group increased by one percentage point from 2011 to 2012 (see Table 1) to between 93 and 95%. Vaccination coverage for haemophilus influenzae b (Hib) is 95%, which is the same as in 2011.

Vaccination coverage for 9-year-olds

The statistics for the 9-year-olds reflect coverage for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio vaccine, including the booster dose given at 7-8 years of age. Vaccination coverage for measles, mumps and rubella is also presented. Coverage for tetanus is 96% and for the other vaccines is 95%.

Vaccination coverage for 16-year-olds

The vaccination coverage for 16-year-olds shows an increase of one percentage point for the polio vaccine. The coverage for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps and rubella is unchanged from 2011 to 2012, at 92 – 94%. 

Table 1. Vaccination Coverage (per cent) for Norway, 2011 and 2012. Source: Norwegian Immunisation Registry (SYSVAK)

 

 

 

Immunisable diseases

Age Group

Year

Diphtheria

Tetanus

Whoop-ing cough

Hib infection

Measles

Mumps

Rubella

Polio-myelitis

Pneumo-coccal disease

2-year-olds

2011

94

94

94

95

93

93

93

94

92

2012

95

95

95

95

94

94

94

95

93

9-year-olds

2012

95

96

95

95

95

95

95

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16-year-olds

2011

92

92

94

94

94

94

2012

92

92

94

94

94

95

*Vaccination coverage for 9-year-olds was introduced in the 2012 statistics.

Vaccination coverage probably higher

The real level of vaccination coverage is probably higher than the statistics show. The discrepancy could be due technical problems with the electronic notification of immunisation from municipalities to SYSVAK, the registration of children without a personal identification number and records not being updated when moving between municipalities.

Vaccination against tuberculosis (BCG) and hepatitis B vaccine

The coverage statistics for BCG and hepatitis B vaccine are not reported here because these vaccines are not offered to all children, only to those in defined risk groups.

Vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV)

Vaccination coverage for the HPV vaccine is published in separate statistics twice a year. The next update is expected in August 2013.

Contactinformation:

Norwegian Institute of Public Health
PO Box 4404 Nydalen
N-0403 Oslo
Phone: +47 21077000
Fax: +47 22353605


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