It is important that anyone receiving a vaccine is provided with an immunisation record which should include the name of the vaccine, the batch number and the date it was given. In some instances, details of vaccinations are provided to national immunisation registers which assist health professionals and individuals check immunisation histories.
Australia’s Immunisation Registers are currently being expanded. For more information visit the Immunise Australia website.
Australian Immunisation Register
The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register was established in 1996 to capture all vaccines given on the National Immunisation Program to children under 7 years of age. In January 2016 the ACIR was expanded to include details of vaccinations given to individuals aged up to 20 years of age who live in Australia.
From September 2016 the ACIR became to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to record vaccinations given to people of all ages in Australian. (The AIR does not record vaccinations provided through School Immunisation Program).
Health professionals administering vaccines record this information on the Immunisation Register.
For more information about the Immunisation Register, including obtaining an Immunisation History Statement, see the Medicare Australia website.
Access and registering with AIR
For health professionals requiring assistance with registration see How to register as a provider and request access to the AIR information guide (PDF 355KB).
National HPV Vaccination Program Register
A National HPV Vaccination Program Register (HPV Register) collects information of individuals vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV) to evaluate the impact of the HPV Vaccination Program. Letters are sent to males and females either advising their vaccine course is:
- incomplete and further vaccines will be required to complete the course or
For more information, go to the National HPV Vaccination Program Register.
School Immunisation Records
Students who received vaccines through the School Immunisation Program are provided with a Record of Immunisation at the time they are immunised. To receive copies of school immunisation records, contact the immunisation provider (PDF 456KB) who administered the vaccines; in most cases this is the local council where the school is located.
Your doctor may also have immunisation records.
For more information about immunisation regiester, contact your doctor, immunisation provider or SA Health's Immunisation Section (1300 232 272).