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  • Vaccinations are recommended for all people to protect them against serious infections and some types of cancer.
  • Vaccinations are provided by your GP, the local council (generally for anyone under 18 years), community health services and in secondary school as part of adolescent vaccination programs.
  • From 1996 to December 2015 the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) recorded vaccinations given to children in Australia under the age of 7 years.
  • From January 2016 to September 2016 the ACIR expanded to include vaccination records for young people up to the age of 20 years.
  • In October 2016 the ACIR became the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR), which accepts vaccination records for people of all ages.
  • Any vaccinations that were recorded on the ACIR are now recorded on the AIR.
  • From November 2018, the National HPV Vaccination Program Register transferred all HPV vaccination records to the AIR.
  • It is the role of the vaccination provider (such as your GP or immunisation nurse) to supply details of your vaccinations to the AIR.

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Reviewed on: 25-06-2021