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Providing evidence of mandatory vaccinations

Before you can start working for us, you'll need to show us evidence of the vaccinations you've had against certain diseases.

TGA approved vaccinations

Your vaccination will be recognised if it's either:

  • TGA approved and you were vaccinated in Australia
  • WHO-COVAX endorsed if you were vaccinated overseas.

Not all WHO-COVAX endorsed vaccines are TGA approved for use in Australia. If your vaccine isn't linked to the Australian Immunisation Register, you'll need to provide evidence it's WHO-COVAX endorsed.

COVID-19 vaccination evidence

There are a few ways you can show us that you've been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Along with the documents listed below, you'll need to fill in a COVID-19 evidence form (PDF 237 kB).

Make sure your vaccine is on the Approved and recognised COVID-19 vaccination list (PDF 587 kB).

If you have a Medicare card

If you have a Medicare card, you can download your COVID-19 digital certificate from your Medicare account via MyGov.

You can also use your immunisation history statement as evidence.

You can get this by calling the Australian Immunisation Register on 1800 653 809 or by asking your regular healthcare provider.

Read more about immunisation history statements on the Services Australia website.

You can also show us your Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccination appointment card.

If you don't have a Medicare card

If you don't have a Medicare card, you can get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations by:

You can also give us a letter from a medical practitioner, vaccine service provider or other health professional.

The letter must be on letterhead, signed and include their professional designation, service provider number (if applicable) and practice stamp.

Vaccine preventable diseases evidence

We have information below about the types of evidence we accept for vaccine preventable diseases.

You can talk to your hiring manager or placement coordinator if you're:

  • not sure how to provide your evidence
  • not able to meet the vaccination requirements for some reason.

If you're a student, you should should talk to your education provider.

Documenting your evidence

Use the following forms to document your evidence. You may only need to use one, depending on the requirements and documents you have.

VPD evidence certification form (PDF 120 kB) - ask your medical practitioner, registered nurse, or occupational health provider to fill in this form on your behalf.

VPD evidence form (PDF 181 kB) - use this form if you already have copies of acceptable forms of evidence. You must attach copies of the documents listed in the table below.

Read more in our Evidence requirements guide (PDF 152 kB).

Types of evidence

The following table shows types of evidence we accept for the 6 main vaccine preventable diseases.

You need to provide one of the acceptable types of evidence for each disease.

Acceptable type of evidence

Hepatitis B

Measles, Mumps,



Vaccine record book with details of vaccine given (might be a partial course) and clinic attended





Serology (Pathology testing results showing a record of immunity)





Letter from medical practitioner or vaccine service provider with vaccine details





Letter from medical practitioner or vaccine service provider with non-susceptibility details





VPD evidence certification form (completed by your treating medical practitioner, registered nurse, or occupational health provider)





Born before 1966 (in Australia)





Healthcare workers vaccination guideline

Our vaccination guide details the requirements and test results you'll need to included in your evidence.

Appendix 1 includes:

  • the specific vaccination requirements you should find in your vaccine record book
  • the pathology test results you need to show for each disease.

Appendix 2 has information about the:

  • transmission, incubation, symptoms and consequences for each of the VPDs
  • corresponding vaccines and their possible side effects.

Read the Queensland Health’s Guideline for the vaccination of healthcare workers (PDF 643 kB).

More information


If you'd like more information or have any questions, you can contact:

  • your local recruitment team
  • the recruiting manager listed the role description.
Last updated: 28 April 2023