The National Immunisation Register (NIR) is a computerized information system that has been developed to hold immunisation details of New Zealand children.

The purpose of the NIR is to assist New Zealand to improve its immunisation rates.

Improved immunisation coverage will offer individual protection against vaccine-preventable disease and protection for the community against recurring epidemics.

The NIR enables authorised health professionals to quickly and easily find out what vaccines a child has been given (this includes children whose family has shifted to another area or changed healthcare providers). This will help to make sure immunisations are given at the appropriate time.

The Register will also provide a more accurate record of immunisation coverage rates – regionally and nationally. This will enable better programme planning to target populations with the lowest immunisation rates.

Parents and guardians may request their child’s immunisation information, or request that information be corrected, at any time through their health professional or by contacting the Nelson Marlborough National Immunisation Register team on (03) 543 7912.

The National Immunsation Register for Nelson Marlborough is held with the Public Health Service, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board.

For further information, please refer to the National Immunisation Register website.