The new Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register has become the Australian Immunisation Register.

From 30 September, the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) became the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), a national register that records vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia.

The AIR can record vaccinations given through general practices and community clinics.

The AIR lets you follow a patient’s vaccination history and contact them if they are due or overdue for vaccination, or if they are at risk if a disease breaks out.

You need to regularly report vaccination data to the AIR - weekly is ideal.

The earliest year of birth that data was recorded in the ACIR was 1989. This was to capture those children seven years of age at the 1996 introduction of ACIR. The ACIR did not hold vaccination records for people born before 1989.

You can add information as people get new vaccinations.

Next steps

To record any new vaccinations, use Health Professionals Online Service (HPOS), and the AIR secure site, or your Practice Management Software.

Read more about AIR for health professionals or call 1800 653 809 - call charges may apply.

Page last updated: 5 October 2016

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