Vaccination status and evidence

Last Updated: 14 Dec 2021 9:58am

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Requirements to be fully vaccinated

You are considered to be fully vaccinated if:

  • You have completed a course of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine (this includes mixed doses) as listed on the Australian Government Department of Health website; and
  • At least 14 days have passed since the final dose of vaccine in a course of immunisation. Mixed doses count towards being fully vaccinated as long as all vaccines are approved or recognised by the TGA. If you have had two doses of an approved TGA vaccine but not a booster dose, you are still considered fully vaccinated.

You are also considered to be fully vaccinated, for the purpose of travel to Tasmania or entry to certain venues and licensed events, if you have acceptable proof you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or you are a child under 12 years and two months of age.

Evidence of vaccination status

Acceptable evidence of your vaccination status is:

  • an Immunisation History Statement from the Australian Immunisation Register; or
  • a COVID-19 digital certificate; or
  • an equivalent document from a jurisdiction outside Australia that is recognised by the Australian Government or Director of Public Health.

Proof of vaccination can be requested through your Australian Medicare online account in MyGov, or the Express Plus Medicare app. Read about how to get proof of your vaccination on the Services Australia website.

You can also add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Check in TAS app on your mobile device. Find out how to add your certificate.

If you are not able to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations online, you can:

  • Ask your GP to print your immunisation history statement.
  • Call the Australian Immunisation Register and ask them to send your proof to you. It can take up to 14 days for your statement or certificate to arrive in the post. Call on 1800 653 809 Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

You can also visit a Services Australia services centre.

Vaccination clinics cannot print your statement or digital certificate for you.

Evidence of an exemption

If you cannot get any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines for medical reasons, your doctor will need to update your record on the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to say you have a medical contraindication and can’t receive the vaccine.

This will then be reflected on your Immunisation History Statement and COVID-19 Digital Certificate. You can show your certificate as proof of your vaccination exemption status, and add it to the Check in TAS app on your mobile device.

If vaccination is required under a Public Health Direction, evidence of an exemption can be provided via the Australian Immunisation Register or completed vaccination exemption form to your employer. You may also be asked to produce this evidence if requested while on the premises of a health or medical facility for work.

If providing a current medical certificate as evidence that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine because of a medical contraindication, it must include the following information:

  • your name (this must match your travel identification documents if travelling); and
  • date of the medical consultation and details of your medical practitioner; and
  • details that clearly acknowledge that you have a medical condition which means you cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccination (vaccination is contraindicated).

You must have evidence of your medical exception if you are approved to travel to Tasmania while unvaccinated.

Visit the Services Australia website for more information about exemptions.