All students receive a vaccine record on the day of their vaccination.
Any vaccine given through a school-based program is added to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
You can view an immunisation history statement of all your child’s vaccines through the myGov website.
You can access this statement via two options:
- online via myGov — follow the link to Medicare and then click on ‘Immunisation History Statement’
- download the ‘Medicare Express Plus’ app on your mobile through the app store, click on the immunisation tab
Please contact the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) directly on 1800 653 809 if your child’s school vaccines don’t appear on their immunisation history statement after 3 weeks.
If you or your child received vaccines through the school immunisation program prior to 2018, you can obtain a record of HPV doses (Gardasil) through the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). If you wish to have all the vaccines you received at school recorded on the AIR, complete the “request to add school vaccinations to the AIR” form.
It can take up to 2 weeks for the vaccines to appear on the Register.
No school vaccine records are available before 2003 as they were destroyed in the Canberra bush fires. We advise you to speak to your GP if you require more information on this.
Catch-up vaccination for adolescents
All young people aged 10 – 19 years are eligible to receive free vaccines, through the National Immunisation Program (NIP), for any childhood immunisations that they may have missed. These vaccines are available through your GP. Whilst the vaccines are free, your GP may charge a consultation fee.