Skip to content

Vaccination certificates will be available via myGov starting this week

Those lucky enough to have had two shots can get a certificate to prove it via the Australian Immunisation Register attached to myGov.

Seamus Byrne
Seamus Byrne
1 min read
Vaccination certificates will be available via myGov starting this week

The system for giving Australians a verification of their COVID-19 vaccinations is now at the ready, with word the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) will be updated as part of every Australian's myGov account and linked with Medicare, with a COVID vaccination certificate available from this week once people have received their second shot.

Rebecca Skinner, CEO of Service Australia, which maintains the AIR on behalf of the Department of Health, clarified to a Senate Estimates hearing on Friday yet more confusion caused by government ministers, this time Stuart Robert, who had said certificates were 'available now' back in February.

Skinner explained that everyone's immunisation history is in myGov, and an historic statement of immunisation can be viewed via the Medicare Express Plus app (which I've only discovered exists through the course of writing this story).

But starting this week,  people who have had both shots recorded in the database will be able to access a digital certificate to prove they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

All healthcare providers will be required to upload vaccination data into the system from July onward within 10 days of vaccination taking place.

Technology

Seamus Byrne Twitter

Founder and Head of Content at Byteside.


Related Posts

Western Digital portable drives hit 6TB for work and play

Western Digital has a new highest capacity option for 2.5-inch portable drives packing 6TB in there now.

Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 4

All the tech does its job really well. It's the copper colour option that makes me want these real bad.

Google Pixel 8a review: full featured AI power for everyone

The Pixel 8a can go toe-to-toe with the Pixel Pro as well as the best from Samsung and Apple. Google's AI software might now push its hardware into the lead for most users.

The black handset sits on a grey textured and patterned rug.