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Should you opt out of AIR sharing your data with third parties?

This information has crossed our newsdesk today.  The Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) form (IM017) for ceasing correspondence and release of information 
Use this form to advise the Australian Immunisation Register you don't want to receive correspondence, or share information with third parties.  

The question is whether this is even relevant to the issue they claim.  If in fact the Government has an intention to have a Vaccine Passport for domestic purposes whether your records from the Australian Immunisation Register are shared with the States or other third parties would be quite irrelevant.  What would be relevant is that you don't have the Vaccine Passport and without it you can not do X, Y or Z whatever prohibitions are potentially placed.

"The AVN has just discovered that there are plans to use the data from the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) to inform State Governments of who is and is not vaccinated for the purposes of bringing in a vaccine passport within the next 2 months.

What we were not aware of is the fact that we can opt-out of allowing the government to share our data with any third party including sharing it with the States (it is currently held by the Federal Government) or whomever will win the tender to operate the passport system.

Time is short since the federal government has already said they have everything ready to go for the vaccine passports and are only waiting on the States to complete their end.
Please visit this website - servicesaustralia.gov.au/organisations/health   and fill in the form IM017. It cannot be submitted online but must be printed out and mailed - we recommend you do this by express post and also if you don’t mind spending a few dollars extra, paying for the proof of delivery so you have the signature of who has received it should they claim they never got it."


For instance you can see in the attached image in from the Philippines, the Government there is taking similar measures and if you can not present the vaccination card you are prohibited from entering public and private markets, supermarkets,  department stores, grocery stores etc. 

So in this case anyone who opted out from the Australian Immunisation Register sharing information with third parties would unlilkely achieve the outcomes that they seek, in that it would not thwart the implementation of a similar vaccine card or passport in Australia.

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