Australian Immunisation Register (the Register)
The Register is a record of who has vaccinations in Australia.
A booster dose is an extra dose of a COVID‑19 vaccine.
COVID-19 is a virus that has affected many people around the world.
COVID-19 can spread:
Identity documents are documents that:
show who you are
have your personal information on them.
We sometimes call them ‘I.D.’.
Immunisation history statement
An immunisation history statement is a record of all the vaccinations you’ve had.
myGov is a website where you can get your:
other government services.
A virus becomes a pandemic when it spreads quickly to lots of countries around the world.
A PCR test is a way to check if you have COVID-19.
You need a form from your doctor to get a PCR test.
To get a PCR test, you will need to take your form to a clinic to get tested there.
A health care worker does the PCR test for you.
Physical distancing is when you stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people.
Proof shows that something is:
Rapid antigen test
A rapid antigen test is a fast way to check if you have COVID-19.
You can do a rapid antigen test at home.
You can buy rapid antigen tests at:
Self-isolation helps stop the spread of COVID‑19.
Self-isolation is when you:
don't leave your house
don't see other people
don't have anyone visit your home.
A side effect is something that happens to some people after they take medicine.
A swab is a long stick with cotton on the end.
A symptom is a sign that you might be sick.
A vaccination is when you receive an injection of a vaccine.
This is done with a needle.
A vaccine is medicine that:
helps people fight a virus if they come in contact with it
can stop people from getting very sick from the virus
can stop you from passing the virus to someone else.
A virus is an illness or disease that can spread easily from one person to another person