Addition Of Q Fever Vaccines To Australian Immunisation Register

Department of Health

The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) is a national immunisation register that records vaccines given to all people in Australia. This includes COVID-19 vaccines, vaccines given under the National Immunisation Program, and vaccines given privately, such as for seasonal influenza or travel.

From 15 April 2024, vaccination providers can report Q fever (Q-VAX) vaccines and natural immunity information to the AIR. This will support the closure of the Australian Q Fever Register (Q Fever Register). The Q Fever Register is owned and funded by the Australian Meat Processor Corporation and administered by AUS-MEAT.

Vaccination providers will no longer be able to report Q fever vaccine information to the Q Fever Register. Instead, providers should report this information to the AIR.

Individuals with an existing record within the Q Fever Register can take their Q fever vaccination evidence (Q Fever eStatement) to a recognised vaccination provider in Australia and have the details reported to the AIR. Vaccination providers can update the individual’s record on the AIR based on the information in the Q Fever eStatement and other supporting documentation, taking into account the recommendations made within the Australian Immunisation Handbook. Alternatively, individuals can use their existing Q Fever eStatement, if accepted by their employer.

Every effort is made to ensure that personal information contained on the AIR is correct. The accuracy of vaccination information is dependent on the quality and timeliness of information provided by vaccination providers. The AIR will not include information about vaccination or natural immunity status prior to 15 April 2024, unless the individual has arranged for this information to be reported to the AIR by a vaccination provider.

Individuals can access their information on the Q Fever Register, including their Q Fever eStatement, until 30 June 2025.

Learn how to access your Q Fever eStatement from the Q Fever Register website.

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