If you’re not eligible for Medicare

If you’re not eligible for Medicare, you can apply for an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your proof of COVID-19 vaccinations online.

You can get an IHI using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov.

First, you need to check if you already have an IHI. You have an IHI if any of the following apply:

  • you have a Medicare card
  • you have a DVA card
  • you’re enrolled in Medicare.

If any of these do apply, you can get your proof of vaccinations online.

If your Medicare online account is linked to myGov, sign in now to get your proof of vaccinations.

Sign in to myGov

You can also use the Express Plus Medicare mobile app.

If you don’t have an IHI, you can use the IHI service through myGov to apply for one and link it. To do this, sign in to myGov then:

  1. Select Services or Link your first service.
  2. Select Individual Healthcare Identifiers service and then follow the prompts.

You don’t need an IHI to get the vaccines, you only need an IHI to get proof of your vaccinations online.

If you can’t get proof online, you can ask your General Practioner (GP) to print your immunisation history statements. You can also call the Australian Immunisation Register to ask us to send your proof of vaccination to you.

You must be in Australia to request an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate online using your IHI. If you can’t request an international certificate online, contact the Australian Immunisation Register.

We also have information about how to get proof online if you are not eligible for Medicare in Easy Read format.

If you were previously enrolled in Medicare

When you were previously enrolled in Medicare, we would have given you an IHI. To find out what your IHI is, contact the Healthcare Identifiers Service line. You can use your old IHI to link the IHI service to myGov to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

If you need to update your IHI details

If you’re not eligible for Medicare and want to change your details, call us on the Healthcare Identifiers Service Enquiry Line.

If your child under 14 needs proof of their vaccinations

If your child under 14 isn’t eligible for Medicare and needs proof of their vaccinations, you can complete a Request an Individual Healthcare Identifier form.

Once they have an IHI, you can get digital proof of your child’s vaccinations through their My Health Record account.

Read more about how to set up a My Health Record without Medicare benefits on the Digital Health website.

Page last updated: 26 July 2023.
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