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

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