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Find your immunisation records

Some records are kept centrally in national and state databases, however you should always keep records of all immunisations given to you or your child.

Recording vaccinations

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) now records vaccinations details for everyone in Australia. It was previously known as the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) and only recorded details for children up to 7 years old.

Your vaccinations will be recorded when the vaccination provider sends your vaccination details to AIR.

If you don’t have a Medicare card, you can still be vaccinated and have these recorded on the AIR.

Vaccinations given to adolescents in the School Immunisation Program are not recorded on AIR. These vaccinations are recorded on Queensland Health's immunisation register (VIVAS).

The National HPV Vaccination Program Register records Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations.

Accessing records

Children under 14 years  

You can get your child’s immunisation history statement by:

Immunisation history statements may be required when enrolling your child at an early childhood education and care service. Check with your service to find out what their policy is.

Adolescents

Children aged 14 and older can access their own immunisation history statement through AIR.

You can access records of immunisations received through the School Immunisation Program through your doctor or immunisation provider. If you cannot remember who provided the school immunisation service, call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

Call the National HPV Vaccination Program Register on 1800 478 734 to access HPV immunisation records.

Adults

From October 2016 AIR records adult immunisations. Ask your immunisation provider to report vaccinations you receive to the AIR.

To find past immunisation records, you can ask the doctor or immunisation provider who vaccinated you to check their medical records for:

  • adolescent vaccinations given before 2007, when the Queensland School Immunisation Program began
  • childhood vaccinations given before 1996, when ACIR began 

If you were born after 1996, you can still access your previous (ACIR) AIR record.

Due to privacy requirements, details of records held by Queensland Health are only given to doctors or immunisation providers.

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Last updated
19 January 2017
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