The COVID-19 vaccines are voluntary and free for everyone in Australia. International students who are studying in Australia will have access to COVID-19 vaccines. You do not need a Medicare card to get your vaccination at a government vaccination clinic.
Find and book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-finder
More info on COVID-19 vaccination if you don’t have a Medicare card: https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-your-vaccination/no-medicare-card
For more information, visit: health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines-languages or call 1800 020 080.
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Getting proof of your COVID-19 vaccination without a Medicare card
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Once you have had both doses of your vaccine, you can get an immunisation history statement or COVID-19 digital certificate to prove you have been vaccinated.
If you’re not eligible for Medicare, you need an Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) to get your proof online. You can get an IHI using the Individual Healthcare Identifiers service (IHI service) through myGov.
First, you need to check if you already have an IHI. You have an IHI if any of the following apply:
- you have a Medicare card
- you have a DVA card
- you’re enrolled in Medicare.
If any of these do apply, you can get your proof using either your:
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.
For more info and setting up online accounts, please visit: https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/subjects/getting-help-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/how-get-proof