Children who have been immunised overseas may require additional vaccines to meet the Australian Immunisation Program schedule. Please ensure your child is recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register.
Your GP may be able to transcribe your child’s overseas immunisation history and provide catch up immunisations if required. They can also advise you on immunisations your child requires to meet the Australian National Immunisation Program schedule.
ACT Health provides this service for children under the age of 10. To request a transcription of your child’s immunisation records please complete the Request for Transcription of Immunisation Records online form or send the following information to the Health Protection Service if you would like us to do this for you.
- full name (first, last)
- date of birth (dd/mm/yy)
- copy of immunisation history in English or translated—we are unable to translate this for you
- Medicare care number (if you have one)
- parent’s name
- contact phone number
- postal address
Please send this information via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to send via email, please fax your information to 02 5124 9307 or send a letter to:
Public Health Nurse
Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek ACT 2611
Department of Social Services provides a Free Translating Service, to permanent residents and select temporary or provisional visa holders within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date. Eligible migrants can have up to ten eligible documents translated into English. Applications are made on the Free Translating Service website.