What the register is
The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia.
The AIR includes vaccines given:
- Under 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.
You don't need to add yourself to the AIR. If you're enrolled in Medicare, you’ll already be on the AIR.
If not, we'll add you to the AIR when a recognised vaccination provider tells us they've given you an immunisation. Read more about enrolling in Medicare.
Updating the AIR
You can’t update the AIR. Only a recognised vaccination provider can update the AIR. This includes doctors, such as a general practitioner or community health centre. You’ll need to ask your vaccination provider to do this.
There are a few ways they can update the AIR. One way is using the AIR site. If they use the AIR site, you’ll see changes to your immunisation history statement straight away.
Other methods take longer.
We’ll update your immunisation history statement as soon as we get the details. Sometimes the immunisations you or your child have had might be missing on the immunisation history statement. If this happens, remind your vaccination provider to update the AIR.
Find out how to get an immunisation history statement.
How to add immunisations you’ve had overseas to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
How to control who sees your record on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) and getting letters about your record.
Page last updated: 2 July 2019
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