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National Partnership on Essential Vaccines: performance report 2018–19

Immunisation Child health Preventative health Public health Australia

This report provides an assessment of state and territory performance against the performance benchmarks outlined in the National Partnership on Essential Vaccines (NPEV), for the second year of the agreement, covering the assessment period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

The NPEV is an agreement between the Commonwealth of Australia and the states and territories, which aims “to protect the Australian public from the spread of vaccine preventable diseases through the cost-effective and efficient delivery of immunisation programs under the National Immunisation Program”.

The performance benchmarks assessed in this report are:

  1. an increase in vaccination coverage rates for 60–<63 month olds relative to the baseline
  2. an increase in the vaccination coverage rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in at least two of the following three age cohorts: 12–<15 months; 24–<27 months; and 60–<63 months, relative to the baseline
  3. an increase in the vaccination coverage rate for both adolescent boys and adolescent girls for HPV, relative to the baseline
  4. an annual decrease in the wastage and leakage rate for agreed vaccines, relative to the baseline.
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