Australian Childhood Immunisation Register
Since 1st January, 1996, all children registered with Medicare have had their vaccination details recorded on the Immunisation Register.
A doctor or clinic must send details to the register for a child to be included. They can also, with parental consent, obtain information about a child’s immunisation.
At the ages of one, two, and five parents will receive a history statement which details all vaccinations received by their child so far. Parents can request a record by visiting the Medicare website or calling 1800 653 809.
Information can also be found at Immunise Australia Program or the Immunisation Infoline on 1800 671 811.
The information provided in this article is intended as a guide only. Always consult your doctor if you or your child is suffering any medical complaint. Any websites referred to by Australian Family contain information moderated by government and medical institutions or organisations.
This article was first published in Australian Family Magazine, September 2001. Updated July 2009.