Immunisation rates for vaccines in the national schedule (older people)

Definition: Proportion of people aged 65 and over who have been vaccinated for influenza and pneumococcal disease.

Source: Adult Vaccination Survey Data Collection; Table S1.4.24.

  • In 2009, 51% of Australian adults aged 65 and over reported they were immunised against pneumococcal disease and influenza.
  • Vaccination rates for influenza and pneumococcal disease were highest in Remote and Very remote areas (57%) but generally similar for Major cities (50%), Inner regional (52%) and Outer regional areas (49%).

For more information, see Chapter 7.2 'Immunisation and vaccination'.