Getting health care during coronavirus

We help all Australians access a wide range of health services and record all vaccinations given in Australia. When you enrol in Medicare, we pay some or all of the costs of your necessary health care.

How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccines

Once you’ve had a COVID-19 vaccine, we’ll record it on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). You can prove your vaccination status for COVID-19 with an immunisation history statement.

If you're enrolled in Medicare, you’ll already be on the AIR. You can get your immunisation history statement online using either:

If you’re not, you can enrol in Medicare if you’re eligible.

If you’re not eligible for Medicare, you can apply for an Individual Healthcare Identifier to keep track of your vaccines.

Read more about how to get an immunisation history statement.

How to get a Medicare online account

Before you can get a Medicare online account, you’ll need to enrol in Medicare if you haven’t already. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll need to create a myGov account, if you don’t have one. Once you have a myGov account, you can set up your Medicare online account through myGov.

You’ll know you’re set up when you can see Medicare as a linked service on your myGov homepage.

You can download and use our Express Plus Medicare mobile app to access your Medicare online account. The app makes it easier to access your Medicare online account.

If you need help call the Medicare program line.

How to find out more information about COVID-19 vaccines

The Department of Health gives updates on the status of COVID-19 vaccines. Read more about COVID-19 vaccines on the Department of Health website.

Page last updated: 3 February 2021