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.
- 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.