Aotearoa Immunisation Register - NIP8901

November 2023
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November 2023
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The Aotearoa Immunisation Register (AIR) records all immunisations that are given to people in Aotearoa New Zealand. The AIR is used by healthcare providers to view immunisation history and can help to manage public health risks against vaccine preventable diseases.

Information recorded in the AIR The AIR keeps a record of:

  • your National Health Index number (NHI), date of birth and gender
  • details about the immunisations you receive
  • if you choose not to have a free vaccination that you are eligible for.

Your name, date of birth, ethnicity, contact details and healthcare provider details are not stored in the AIR, but can be accessed by healthcare professionals through the National Health Index and National Enrolment Service systems. By using these systems, healthcare providers can link your name to your information in the AIR.

How your information is used

The information collected in the AIR will only be used for the purposes it was collected. This may include: 

  • providing advice to you about your health
  • planning and funding health services 
  • training healthcare professionals 
  • supporting broader health and social services
  • carrying out research, including preparing and publishing statistics.

The AIR will make sure that information about your immunisations remain up to date, even if you change providers or use another health service.

Who can access your information

Only those who are authorised and have a role in managing a vaccination programme will be able to see, add or change information in the AIR. This may include vaccinators, other health professionals and administration staff. Everyone who accesses the AIR is trained to keep your personal information safe. Your information is protected by the Privacy Act 2020 and Health Information Privacy Code 2020.

Contact us If you have any questions about the AIR or would like to request a copy of your immunisation details held in the AIR, please speak to your healthcare provider or contact

For more information about how your privacy is protected, go to