Proof of Vaccinations for Temporary Residents
If you’ve had two doses of a TGA approved vaccine, you are considered fully vaccinated. To prove this when visiting your favourite establishments, you will need a proof of vaccination, or a vaccine certificate. Why is this important?
It’s important to have proof of your vaccination because when restrictions are eased (as they are estimated to be in Queensland on 17 December 2021), restrictions will remain in place for unvaccinated people. Unvaccinated people will be unable to:
- Visit vulnerable settings, including hospitals, residential aged care, disability care accommodation, and prisons. There will be some exceptions for medical treatment, end-of-life visits, childbirth and emergency situations.
- Attend hospitality venues such as hotels, pubs, clubs, taverns, bars, restaurants or cafes.
- Attend indoor entertainment venues such as nightclubs, live music venues, karaoke bars, concerts, theatres or cinemas.
- Attend outdoor entertainment activities such as sporting stadiums or theme parks.
- Attend festivals – either indoor or outdoor – such as musical festivals, folk festivals or arts festivals.
- Attend Queensland Government owned galleries, museums or libraries.
Fully vaccinated people will be able to visit these venues but will be required to check-in. The check-in App will link your vaccination certificate. How do you get a vaccination certificate if you don’t have Medicare?
You will need to get an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your proof of COVID-19 vaccinations online.
If you don’t have an IHI, you can use the IHI service through myGov to apply for one and link it. To do this, sign in to myGov then:
- Select Services or Link your first service.
- Select Individual Healthcare Identifiers service and then follow the prompts.
You don’t need an IHI to get the vaccines, you only need it to get proof of your vaccinations.
Note: If you are travelling overseas and need to get an International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate, you will need to call the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809.