Reminder to record batch numbers for COVID-19 vaccines

  27 September 2021  NWMPHN

Services Australia has identified a number of AIR records where the COVID-19 vaccine batch number has been entered incorrectly or left blank.

Under the Australian Immunisation Register Act 2015 (AIR Act) it is mandatory for all vaccination providers to report to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) any COVID-19 vaccinations administrated on or after 20 February 2021, including:

  • personal information: Medicare number (if applicable), name, contact details, date of birth, gender
  • vaccine information: brand name, dose number and batch number, date of administration, for COVID19 vaccines – vial serial number (if known)
  • provider information: provider number, name and contact details

Providers and sites may be contacted by Services Australia to update these details.

Providers and locations providing COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged to check that clinical software is up to date to support efficient and accurate integration with AIR.

Further information is available on the Australian Department of Health website including links to the detailed information in the Australian Immunisation Register Rule 2015.