You can now record adolescent vaccines on the Australian Immunisation Register, including those given in schools.
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) records vaccines given to people of all ages. We’ve updated the AIR to include the adolescent National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule vaccines.
Adolescent NIP schedule vaccines are Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Meningococcal ACWY. Young people can get vaccinated through their school immunisation program or from a local vaccination provider.
You should record adolescent NIP schedule vaccinations on the AIR. The quickest way to record NIP schedule vaccinations is with your practice management software, or go to the AIR site using HPOS.
To record an encounter on the AIR site, select the adolescent schedule in the drop down menu. You don’t need to enter a dose number. The AIR will calculate this number based on the patient’s immunisation history on the AIR.
Adolescent vaccine dose numbers will show in AIR site reports and your immunisation reconciliation notification report. They’ll appear as A[dose number] (for example A01, A02, A03).
You can keep sending immunisation information to your state/territory health department if you already do this.
It’s important to send an accurate record of vaccines you give to your patients to the AIR at the time of vaccination. Your patients may use their immunisation record for family assistance payments, education, employment or travel.