Senate debates

Thursday, 18 March 2021


COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates; Order for the Production of Documents

4:31 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The order for the production of documents misunderstands how vaccinations are recorded in Australia. The Australian Immunisation Register is the unifying national system used to monitor immunisation coverage and individual immunisation status, including for COVID-19 vaccines. Australians will have proof of COVID-19 vaccination through their individual immunisation history statement. The statement can be accessed digitally or in hard copy. These statements are already used to determine eligibility for some family assistance payments, as well as child care and school enrolment in some states. The total number of vaccinations is being publicly reported by the Department of Health and is updated regularly and available at


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