National Immunisation Register - Auckland & Waitematā DHB Teams
Public Service, Paediatrics, Allergy and Immunology
What is the National Immunisation Register?
The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is an information system that has been developed to hold records for all immunisations given to children in New Zealand, as well as some adult immunisations.
The NIR system helps health professionals identify what vaccines a child has received and helps ensure that children receive their immunisations when they are due.
What information is recorded on the NIR?
The NIR includes the following information:
- child’s name, date of birth, gender, National Health Index (NHI) number and ethnicity
- parent/guardian names and contact details
- nominated health professionals (e.g. your doctor, midwife and Well Child/Tamariki Ora provider)
- immunisations given.
If your child’s immunisations are rescheduled or declined or if there are medical reasons not to immunise, this will be recorded on the NIR.
There is a separate national register for the Covid-19 Immunisation Programme. Please refer to the Ministry of Health’s information regarding the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines and specific register - Ministry of Health Covid-19 vaccine information page
Can I see the information recorded on the NIR about my child?
Yes, parents and guardians may request their child’s immunisation information from their doctor or the NIR team. You can also correct any information recorded for your child on the NIR.
If you live in Auckland or Waitematā, please contact the NIR team on 0800 929 999 or email (if you live in the Auckland DHB area) or (if you live in the Waitematā DHB area).
If you live overseas, please request your child’s immunisation information from the DHB area you lived in. DHB details can be found here - DHB contact details.
How does the NIR benefit me and my child?
Immunisations help protect your child from serious diseases. The NIR records your child’s immunisation history. This information helps your doctor or nurse find out what vaccines your child has been given and ensure your child has their vaccines on time.
Your child’s first immunisation is due when they are six weeks old. Please contact your doctor or practice clinic nurse to book an appointment.
If you and your whānau live in Counties Manukau, the contact number for the NIR team is 0800 454 375
What about COVID-19 Immunisation?
There is a separate register for recording the administration of COVID-19 immunisaion that is not maintained by the ADHB and WDHB NIR team. Please refer to the Ministry of Health’s information
- about the COVID-19 register - Ministry of Health CIR information
- about the COVID-19 immunisation - Ministry of Health Covid-19 vaccine information page
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This page was last updated at 3:24PM on June 22, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by National Immunisation Register - Auckland & Waitematā DHB Teams.