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06 February 2024
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Vaccination providers can record vaccinations that were administered to children overseas on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). Recording these vaccinations on the AIR facilitates:
The vaccination evidence must be provided in English. Vaccination evidence that is in another language can be translated into English by an accredited translator free of charge. Foreign language guides are listed under ‘Further information’ below.
Vaccinations can be recorded directly via the AIR site, via the use of software (see below) or by completing an official AIR form and uploading it via HPOS.
Locate the individual’s AIR record, or refer to instructions on the AIR site to create a new record. From the drop-down menu options on the Record Encounter page, select the following:
Important: If a ‘Partially processed’ message appears, contact the AIR on 1300 650 039 to review the record. Some overseas schedules do not align with Australia’s National Immunisation Program Schedule and may need to be reviewed before being accepted.
Your software developer can provide advice on submitting vaccination encounters to the AIR via software for children whose vaccinations were administered overseas.
Where access to the AIR site or software is not available, providers can complete the IM013 Form and submit it via Health Professional Online Services (HPOS).
View additional AIR tips here