Immunisation register reporting set to be made mandatory

It is being suggested that those who don't comply could be banned from the National Immunisation Program

Recording vaccinations in the Australian Immunisation Register could be mandatory as soon as next year under a new health department plan.

There have been concerns about under-reporting to the register, especially by pharmacists, with research published earlier this year finding almost half of pharmacist vaccinations in Victoria and South Australia weren’t reported in 2018-19.

To a lesser extent GP vaccinations are also under-reported,