Medical Certificates – Medical Exemption Update

A reminder that from 12 November, medical certificates can no longer be used as evidence of COVID-19 vaccination exemption.

If you can’t get any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines for medical reasons, your doctor needs to update your record on the Australian Immunisation Register to show that you have a medical exemption.

Once your exemption has been processed, you can download your COVID-19 digital certificate.

You can add your COVID-19 digital certificate to the Service Victoria app or download your immunisation history statement from myGov to your smartphone.

If you don’t have a smartphone, ask your doctor to print your immunisation history statement or provide a copy of the Australian Immunisation Register immunisation medical exemption form they used to register your exemption.

Your Australian Immunisation Register medical exemption form is valid for six months or until the date specified by your doctor, whichever is earlier.

Alternatively, you can call Services Australia on 1800 653 809 and ask them to send your immunisation history statement to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.