COVID Vaccine Fact Sheet
How do I get a vaccine/Who gets them first?
Vaccines will begin being rolled out to priority groups starting 22nd February. There are many factors the Government is constantly reviewing in the rollout. This includes speed in public up-take, efficacy, outbreaks, supply of vaccine etc. As such, the Government will announce each phase as it begins rather than setting a date too far in advance.
|Quarantine and border workers|
|Frontline health care worker sub-groups for prioritisation|
|Aged care and disability care staff|
|Aged care and disability care residents|
|Number of doses||up to 1.4m|
|Elderly adults aged 80 years and over|
|Elderly adults aged 70-79 years|
|Other health care workers|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people > 55|
|Younger adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability|
|Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing|
|Number of doses||up to 14.8m|
|Adults aged 60-69 years|
|Adults aged 50-59 years|
|Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18-54|
|Other critical and high risk workers|
|Number of doses||up to 15.8m|
|Balance of adult population|
|Catch up any unvaccinated Australians from previous phases|
|Number of doses||up to 16m|
|< 16 if recommended*|
|Number of doses||up to 13.6m|
Do I have to get a vaccine?
No. Vaccines are not mandatory. Most people will be encouraged to get the vaccines and you may need to be vaccinated in certain situations of high risk (E.g Visiting Aged-Care facilities) but they are not compulsory for all citizens.
Where can I get a vaccine?
Initially, doses will be made available for priority groups in 30 – 50 hospital hubs in urban and rural locations around Australia. Vaccination teams will go out to aged care and disability care facilities. These teams will be managed by the Australian Government.
As the roll out continues, other locations will also be made available at GP respiratory clinics, General Practices that meet specific requirements, Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services, and state-run vaccination clinics. When vaccines become broadly available, some workplace vaccination sites and community pharmacies that meet specific requirements will be added.
Information correct as at 15/02/21