Do you need to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations?
7 September 2021
It’s easy to find the best way to get proof of your vaccinations using our COVID-19 tool. Your proof is free.
Your immunisation history statement and COVID-19 digital certificate both show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status.
After you get vaccinated, your vaccination provider adds your details on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). They have 10 days to do this, but most get your details to us sooner.
How to get your proof
Most people can get their proof using their Medicare online account through myGov. You just need to make sure you’ve got a myGov account set up and that you’ve linked it to Medicare first.
Use our COVID-19 tool to find out the best way to get your proof if you’re in any of the following situations, you:
- haven’t set up a myGov account or linked it to Medicare
- aren’t eligible for Medicare
- aren’t enrolled in Medicare.
What the different types of proof are
Your immunisation history statement shows all vaccinations you’ve ever had that are recorded on the AIR. It shows proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations, even if you’ve only had your first dose.
Your COVID-19 digital certificate shows only your COVID-19 vaccinations. You won’t be able to see it in your online account if you’ve only had your first dose. It’s only available once you’ve had all your doses. You can add your digital certificate to a digital wallet.
What to do if your proof has an error
Once your vaccinations are on the AIR, if you notice an error you need to ask the place where you got it, to correct it. This could be your doctor’s practice, pharmacist or local vaccination hub. If your vaccinations aren’t showing after 10 days, or your provider can’t fix the error, call the Australian Immunisation Register.
Read more about:
- getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations
- your COVID-19 digital certificate and how to add it to a digital wallet
- creating a myGov account
- linking your Medicare online account to myGov using our Medicare online help guides.
For the latest COVID-19 updates and advice, go to the Australian Government website.
Page last updated: 13 September 2021
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