Australian Immunisation Register

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national register that records all vaccines given to all people in Australia.

The AIR enables a single electronic record for each person in Australia and shows what immunisations they have received during their lifetime and if those immunisations have been given under specific programs, including:
  • Under the National Immunisation Program
  • Through school programs
  • Privately, such as for the influenza vaccination or travel

Only a recognised vaccination provider can update the AIR. This includes Doctors, such as a General Practitioner, Community Health Centres or Pharmacists.

As long as all the qualifying data requirements have been met, an immunisation recorded as a clinical item in Communicare is automatically transmitted from Communicare to the AIR and recorded in an individual patient’s national AIR record.

If your organisation is participating in any of the following programs, there are reporting requirement that will require your organisation to report on patients who are immunised:

  • National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (nKPI)
  • Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Key Performance Indicators (AHKPI)
  • New South Wales Key Performance Indicators (NSW KPI)