Improve recording and updating of immunisation data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR)

This is a Less Involved QI – includes PIP QI measures

The Commonwealth government has recently announced that it is mandatory for vaccination providers to make timely recordings of all vaccinations into the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR). Non compliance will result in a financial penalty.

Uploading to the AIR allows you to actively support immunisation coverage in your local community as well as contribute to the national immunisation coverage measurement. It also helps your practice to:

  • Identify patients for vaccination recalls.
  • Report immunisation medical exemptions online.
  • Create an Immunisation History Statement, which may be provided to childcare centres, schools, employment or for travel purposes when necessary.
  • Ensure the continuity of Family Tax Benefit A and child care subsidies.  Incorrect or missing uploads to AIR will result in payment suspension, negatively impacting families who rely on family support payments.

Please note: there have been recent changes in how to access the AIR (see starting points below for more).

Goal

Improve recording and updating of individual immunisation data to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).

Measure

Percentage of vaccinations recorded in the AIR on audit.

Starting point
Possible improvement ideas
  • Create a group vaccination strategy for your practice that includes designated roles and allocated time to upload to AIR at the time you give the vaccine to patients. You can re-use this strategy for flu vaccination or any other group vaccination clinic.
  • Create your own step-by-step AIR instruction guide specifically for your staff and the clinic. Print off and display in a prominent position.
  • Routinely check that data is being entered correctly. Identify any issues and rectify.

Let us know your progress on this activity

Coordinator Contacts

Our organisation highly values our front-line partners in general practice, allied health, the Local Health Districts, as well as the wider health, mental health, and social service sectors.

The first point of contact for partner organisations and professionals seeking to improve joint health outcomes in the North Coast is the regional Primary Care Coordinators listed below.

Aboriginal health is a key priority for our organisation. We are committed to improving health outcomes and equitable outcomes across our region.

We have a dedicated Aboriginal Health Team to ensure Aboriginal health priorities across the North Coast are led by and identified in consultation with the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector (ACCS), Aboriginal people and communities.

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