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Pharmacies can apply now to become vaccination providers

Eligible pharmacies can now apply to become vaccination providers.

You need to apply in advance to get access to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

The AIR is a register of vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australia. It aims to provide a whole-of-life immunisation history covering all ages, not just childhood immunisations.

Approval is needed by state and territory health departments.

Once we have registered your approved application, you’ll get a unique AIR registration number. Use this number when you send immunisation details to the AIR.

It’s important you promptly record any vaccinations you give to customers in the AIR so their immunisation history is up to date.

How to apply

Complete the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) - Application to Register as a Vaccination Provider form and send it to your state or territory health department for their approval. Generally, they will send your approved form to us for processing. However, if they return the approved form to you, please send it to us so it can be processed and you can be registered on the AIR. Please note that we can’t approve your application – we can only register it once it has been approved.

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Page last updated: 5 April 2017

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