Mandatory Reporting of National Immunisation Program (NIP) Vaccines


Mandatory reporting of NIP vaccines to the AIR began on 1 July 2021

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a whole-of-life, national immunisation register, which records vaccines given to all people in Australia.

This includes:

  • COVID-19 vaccines
  • vaccines given under the National Immunisation Program (NIP)
  • privately given vaccines, such as for seasonal influenza or travel.

Mandatory reporting of vaccinations to the AIR commenced in February 2021 for:

  • COVID-19 vaccines given on or after 20 February 2021
  • influenza vaccinations given on or after 1 March 2021.

Further legislative changes mean that from 1 July 2021, vaccination providers are now also required to report to the AIR all NIP vaccines given.

Reporting these vaccinations to the AIR means that the register contains a complete and reliable dataset and is able to monitor immunisation coverage and administration. It also means that individuals have a complete record of their vaccinations.

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