The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is a computerised register of immunisation details of New Zealand children. The Ministry of Health holds the NIR.
The NIR assists the health sector to protect individuals and communities against vaccine-preventable diseases by improving its immunisation rates. Health professionals use the NIR to quickly and easily find out what vaccines a child has been given and can also make sure the immunisations are given at the appropriate time.
Patients First has a key role to assist the health sector to give effect to Government policy such as the NIR. For example, we engage with healthcare software vendors to ensure the software meets and supports the Government’s policy requirements.
The goal of the NIR is to create an accurate record of regional and national immunisation coverage rates, which means populations with lower immunisation rates can be targeted more effectively.
More information about the NIR is available on the Ministry of Health’s website.