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Covid-19 vaccine rollout info

by rt staff writer in Wellbeing
5 min read

This information is provided by Private Healthcare Australia.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia, even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident. This includes people without a Medicare card, overseas visitors, international students, migrant workers and asylum seekers.

Regardless of which state or Territory in Australia you reside in,  to find out when and where you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine, book an appointment if you are eligible, or register your interest, please visit the Australian Government's Vaccine Eligibility Checker Tool. More locations are being added regularly to this centralised website, so check back to find a clinic near you.
For the latest health information, visit health.gov.au or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. This operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. If you have concerns about your health speak to your doctor.

NSW

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across New South Wales to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

NSW Health vaccination clinics and participating general practices across the state are open for COVID-19 vaccination bookings. If you are eligible in Phase 1a, Phase 1b or aged 50 years or older you can book an appointment now.

To check your eligibility and to book an appointment at a location near you, visit the Australian Government eligibility checker. More locations are being added regularly so check back to find a clinic near you.

If you are aged 40-49 years and not currently eligible as part of Phase 1a or 1b you can register your interest to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. You will be contacted when appointments become available in your area.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout information above is subject to change as it is regularly reviewed and updated. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/vaccine/Pages/community.aspx

How to book your appointment in NSW:

Online: Vaccines Eligibility Checker (healthdirect.gov.au)

Phone: 137 788

(Service NSW, 24/7)

 

VIC

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across Victoria to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to people in Phase 1a and Phase 1b.
Phase 1a started on 22 February 2021
Phase 1b started on 22 March 2021
People aged 50 years and over from 3 May 2021
From 28 May 2021, all people aged 40 years and over became eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Victoria.

Participating general practices (GP) will be offering COVID-19 vaccination to all adults aged 50 years and over from 17 May 2021.

The health information advice above is subject to frequent change. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/who-can-get-vaccinated

How to book your appointment in Victoria:

Online: Book your vaccine appointment | Coronavirus Victoria
Phone: 1800 675 398 (24/7)

 

QUEENSLAND

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across Queensland to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

Complete the Vaccine eligibility checker to find out when it will be your turn to get the vaccine and where to book if you are currently eligible. If you cannot complete this checker, speak with your doctor or call 134 COVID (13 42 68) for advice.

People aged 40-49 can now register for the COVID-19 vaccine at a Queensland Health vaccination location.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout information above is subject to change as it is regularly reviewed and updated. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/protect-yourself-others/covid-19-vaccine/rollout

How to book in Queensland:

Online: Getting vaccinated | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government (www.qld.gov.au)
Phone: 134 COVID (134 268)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across South Australia to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

The following people can now get vaccinated in South Australia:

* People 50 years and over
* People 16 years and over living in a regional council area
* Quarantine and airport workers
* All health care workers
* Residential aged care and disability care staff
* Residential aged care and disability care residents
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders 16 years and over
* Adults with a specific underlying medical condition
* Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing
* Certain eligible people with a disability and carers

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout information above is subject to change as it is regularly reviewed and updated. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/vaccine/getting+vaccinated

How to book in South Australia:

Online: Book your appointment | SA Health
Phone: 1800 253 787 (9.00am to 5.00pm, 7 days a week)

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across Western Australia to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

The following people can now get vaccinated in Western Australia:

* Adults 50 and over
* Adults under 50 in the following groups:
   - adults with an underlying medical condition (including disabilities)
  - carers of adults and children with underlying medical conditions. See the underlying medical conditions guide
  - essential outbound travellers with a travel exemption
  - critical and high risk workers
  - health care, aged care, disability care workers and volunteers
  - Quarantine and Border workers including household contacts.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout information above is subject to change as it is regularly reviewed and updated. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://www.healthywa.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus/COVID19-vaccine

How to book in Western Australia:

Online: Book online (VaccinateWA)

Phone: 13 COVID (13 268 43). Select option 1, option 1, option 1

Open: 8.00am – 6.00pm, 7 days a week.

For Interstate callers: 1800 595 206

International callers: +61 8 9118 3100

 

TASMANIA

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across Tasmania to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

The following people can now get vaccinated in Tasmania:

* People aged 50 years and older.

* People aged 16-49 who fit the below categories:
    - Adults with underlying medical conditions
    - Critical and high-risk workers
   - Health care workers
   - Household contacts of quarantine and border workers
   - Staff at aged and disability residential care facilities
   - Border security and quarantine staff
   - Frontline health staff at higher risk

* All residents on King Island, Flinders Island and Cape Barren Island who are aged 16 to 49 years old.


The COVID-19 vaccine rollout information above is subject to change as it is regularly reviewed and updated. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://www.coronavirus.tas.gov.au/vaccination-information/covid-19-vaccination

How to book in Tasmania:

Online: Tasmanian Vaccination Booking System (oracle.com)

Phone: 1800 671 738

 

ACT

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across the ACT to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

The following people can now get vaccinated in the ACT:

From 3 May 2021, the ACT Government COVID-19 vaccination clinics are opening appointments to all people in phase 1a and 1b, and people aged 50 years and over.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout information above is subject to change as it is regularly reviewed and updated. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/stay-safe-and-healthy/vaccine/book-a-vaccination-appointment

How to book in the ACT:

Online: using the ACT Government booking system MyDHR
Phone: (02) 5124 7700 (8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday)

 

Northern Territory

The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases across the NT to ensure priority groups can access the vaccine.

The following people can now get vaccinated in the NT:
* Greater Darwin residents eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine include:
 - Adults 50 years and over
 - Adults with a medical condition
 - Health care workers
 - Emergency service workers
 - Disability and aged care workers
 - Quarantine and border entry workers and their household contacts
 - Carers

* Residents of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and Nhulunbuy aged 16 years and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

* Aboriginal adults 50 years and over
 
Aboriginal adults can get the vaccine by contacting their local Aboriginal Health Clinic by phone or by walking in.

NT Health is working to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to remote communities across the Northern Territory in partnership with Aboriginal Health Organisations. Book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment here.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout information above is subject to change as it is regularly reviewed and updated. To get the latest and most up-to-date information on who can get vaccinated now, go to: https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/COVID-19-vaccinations/booking-your-covid-19-vaccine

How to book in the NT:

Online: Book a COVID-19 appointment | COVID-19 Appointment Portal 

OR

COVID-19 Vaccine roll-out (ntphn.org.au) (Participating GP clinics)

Phone: 1800 020 080 (A dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) national hotline. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.)

 

 

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