The Social Wellbeing Agency (the Agency) has published updated analysis of COVID-19 vaccination uptake for disabled people. The analysis builds on that published earlier this year Fact sheet (swa.govt.nz)(external link).
Key insights from the data as of 29 March 2022 include:
The Info Sheet and Analysis can be found here(external link).
To carry out the analysis, the Agency needed to firstly create a disability indicator. This is because when people are vaccinated, only information necessary to match their vaccination to their health record is collected, like their name and date of birth. People are not asked whether they are disabled. Using this indicator, we matched COVID-19 vaccine data with information in the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). Through this anonymised research, we can tell how many disabled people have been vaccinated and identify groups who may need extra support, thereby helping the Ministry of Health with its vaccine rollout.
The Social Wellbeing Agency works for the social sector. We use data and insights to help Government and the social sector improve the lives of New Zealanders.
*These results are not official statistics. They have been created for research purposes from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) which is managed by Stats NZ. For more information about the IDI please visit this(external link) page.