What the register is
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records vaccines given to people of all ages in Australia.
What’s on it
The AIR can record vaccines given since 1 January 1996. It includes vaccines given:
- through the National Immunisation Program
- through school programs
- privately, such as for flu or travel.
Read more about the National Immunisation Program on the Department of Health website.
Only a recognised vaccination provider can update the AIR. It’s a good idea to remind them.
Check your or your child’s immunisation history statement to:
- make sure it’s right
- keep track of the vaccines you or your child have had
- see if any vaccines are overdue
- see which vaccines are due soon
- see if you or your child have a medical exemption recorded
- prove your child has had the immunisations they need to go to child care or school
- prove that you have had the immunisations you need for work.
What isn’t on it
The AIR doesn’t record vaccines given before 1 January 1996.
The AIR only records information that vaccination providers put on it.
If you think a vaccine is missing from your immunisation history statement, ask your provider to update the AIR.
Page last updated: 9 October 2018