Get ready for your vaccination

09th Mar 2021

The Australian Government is encouraging residents in the New England to get ready for their COVID-19 vaccination by linking their digital government services, particularly their myGov and Medicare accounts.
The call to link digital services follows the announcement that the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) will be the record for all vaccinations for Australians and that record will form the basis of the vaccination certificate that all Australians will be able to use, including visa holders.
The AIR has undergone significant upgrades in preparation for COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The AIR already allows you to see your recorded immunisations through myGov or the Medicare Express Plus app through an ‘immunisation history statement’. Almost 5.6 million immunisation history statements were securely accessed by individuals over the last financial year. Your immunisation history statement will record your COVID-19 vaccinations.
Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, said linking your myGov and Medicare digital accounts is a simple step you can take right now that will help you and your family be ready for a vaccinated Australia.
“This is something you can do right now to get your family vaccination-ready, it will be really helpful once you’ve had the vaccine and will mean you can easily access your vaccine certificate through the Australian Immunisation Register at the touch of a button.
“Do not forget, if you already have your Medicare account linked in myGov, make sure you check your contact details are up to date.”
For further information about how the vaccination program is operating, including the Vaccine Eligibility Checker tool to confirm which phase of the rollout you will be in, visit