Vaccinations

The Vaccinations service enables you to check the vaccination status of both yourself and your children under the age of 16. You can also print out a vaccination card in Norwegian and English.

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If your health clinic, General Practitioner (GP) or vaccination centre records vaccines that you or children for whom you have parental responsibility have received, you will later be able to log on to the Norwegian Immunisation Registry SYSVAK and check which vaccines you have received.

For advice and information about vaccines that are offered in Norway, visit the Norwegian Institute of Public Health’s website about vaccines.

Consent

This service requires consent for Full access.

Vaccines that are covered by the service

​Childhood vaccines

Childhood vaccines administered through the Norwegian Childhood Immunisation Programme. If you are born in 1995 or later, you will find the childhood vaccines in the registry. 

Childhood vaccines before 1995

Between 1976 and 1995, five counties were included in a trial scheme for a central immunisation registry. The trial scheme was developed gradually from 1976 to, and by the mid-1980s, it included 5 counties. For persons from the counties Østfold, Akershus, Oslo, Hedmark and Hordaland, vaccination registrations can therefore be found back to the mid-1980s, and for some as far back as 1976.

Travel vaccines and other vaccines 

Travel vaccines and other vaccines received from 2011 onwards. This applies to all age groups. Recording of these vaccinations requires the consent of the person who is vaccinated. Examples of other vaccines are occupational vaccinations and vaccines against seasonal flu.

The vaccine against pandemic flu will be recorded if you received it during or after 2009.

Vaccinations reported by healthcare professionals electronically through the medical record system will become available in the service when they have been entered in SYSVAK.

Vaccines that are recorded on paper will become available in the service within approximately three weeks. It may take longer during the high season for influenza vaccination, which is between September and January. Note that public health clinics do not record vaccinations on paper.

Vaccination card

​Age group between the age of 16 and 18

Because the age of majority under health law in Norway is 16 years, parents do not have access to their children’s vaccination status after their 16th birthday. Buypass ID is available to persons from the age of 13. If you have such an ID, you can check your vaccinations yourself by logging in to the Vaccinations service at helsenorge.no.

If you are aged between 16 and 18, you can order a vaccination card directly from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health without a Buypass ID.

There is a 30-day deadline for the issuing of vaccination cards from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, but they will normally be dispatched within 1-2 days after ordering.

Children under 16 and adults over 18 years of age

You can log in using BankID or other approved identification by clicking the log-in button at the top of this page. In the Vaccinations service at helsenorge.no, you can check which vaccinations have been recorded for yourself and your children under the age of 16 for whom you have parental responsibility, and print out the vaccination card from there.

If you still wish to receive a vaccination card from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, you can order one by post. The price is 125 NOK per vaccination card.
 
Send a letter to:

Folkehelseinstituttet
Att: Nasjonalt vaksinasjonsregister SYSVAK
Postboks 222 Skøyen
0213 OSLO

In the letter, you must state your national ID number (11 digits), your full name and the address registered in the National Registry for the person or persons for whom you wish to receive a vaccination card.
 
Please note that the Norwegian Institute of Public Health is unable to accept national ID numbers by e-mail.

Why is my vaccination card blank or incomplete?

A vaccination card may be blank or missing one or more vaccinations for a number of reasons:

The vaccine was administered recently

If the vaccine was administered recently, the information may not yet have been recorded.
 
In this case, you do not need to do anything – the information will be sent shortly.

The vaccination information has not been submitted

If the information has been omitted even though you have waited a while for it, this may be because the vaccination centre has not submitted your vaccination information for recording. In this case, you should contact the vaccination centre and ask them to resend the information.

The vaccine was administered before 1995

Vaccinations were not recorded in the Norwegian Immunisation Registry before 1995, except for the following five counties, which began a trial scheme in 1976:

  • Østfold
  • Akershus
  • Oslo
  • Hedmark
  • Hordaland

Vaccinations which must be recorded

The following vaccinations must be entered in the Norwegian Immunisation Registry:
  • childhood vaccines administered from 1995
  • pandemic vaccine against swine flu in 2009
  • all other vaccines administered during or after 2011 (if you wish them to be recorded)

Retrospective recording of vaccination data

If vaccination information has not been submitted or recorded, you can ask the centre where you received the vaccine to submit the information for inclusion in the service.

Contact your vaccination centre or GP and ask for the vaccination(s) to be recorded retrospectively, and present documentation verifying that you have received the vaccine(s) concerned. Valid documentation could for example be an extract from medical records or a vaccination card.

You have the right to have childhood vaccines dating from 1995 onwards recorded retrospectively.

Retrospective recording may also be appropriate if you for example have received a travel vaccine which has not been recorded by the service. The centre where you received the vaccine is obliged to record vaccines administered on or after 1st of January 2011 if you so wish.

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health is unable to record or retrospectively record your vaccinations. This must be done by healthcare professionals at the centres which carry out the vaccinations.

Correcting vaccination information

If you notice any errors in the vaccination information for yourself or your children when you are logged in to the Vaccinations service, contact the centre where the vaccines were administered or another vaccination office.

If you have any problems correcting the information, healthcare professionals may contact the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.