Covid-19 Vaccination

Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine

The following people are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine:

This is in addition to the following people, who were already eligible for vaccination:
Some states and territories will amend their eligibility based on their COVID-19 situation and vaccine supply and uptake. Please stay up to date with information from your local state department of health.

The COVID-19 vaccines

In line with the advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) the Pfizer vaccine will be prioritised for people under 60 years of age across all phases. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be prioritised for people aged 60 years and over.

If you are aged under 60 years and have already had your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, and did not experience abnormal side effects, ATAGI recommends you still receive your second AstraZeneca dose. This will provide you with greater coverage against severe illness from COVID-19.

If you are aged 18-59 years of age, you can choose to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine:

More information on priority population groups is available ATAGI’s advice to Government on priority population groups for COVID-19 vaccination.

ATAGI is reviewing data and evidence every week. It may update its advice to government as new information becomes available.

We will update our information if there is any change to the eligibility criteria.

Information that could change the eligibility criteria includes:

What this means for you

Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine and how to locate your nearest vaccination clinic.

Whether you are vaccinated or not, the best thing you can do is stay up to date and continue to be COVIDSafe.

Everyone still needs to:

Please do not come to your vaccination appointment:

If you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine
appointment, please let us know as we may need to reschedule your appointment.
If you cannot make it to your vaccination appointment, please contact us to arrange a
new appointment.

Click here to read a patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government
Department of Health.