Information for COVID-19 vaccine providers

Information about the COVID-19 vaccine for vaccine providers.

How to get the vaccine

Vaccination centres are open to people who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program

The Australian Government's COVID-19 vaccine rollout will take place over three phases, prioritising vaccinations for people at high risk. These priority groups have been set by the Australian Government, based on public health and clinical advice.

In Victoria, the vaccine rollout started on 22 February 2021 for people in Phase 1a.

  • Victoria’s hospital immunisation hubs, supported by the Victorian Department of Health, have been vaccinating hotel quarantine and border workers, airport and port workers, high-risk frontline health staff and public sector residential aged care staff and residents.
  • The Australian Government is responsible for providing the vaccine to residents and workers in private sector residential aged care and residential disability care.

Phase 1b of the vaccine rollout started on 22 March 2021.

  • Victoria’s hospital immunisation hubs, high-volume vaccination centres, and other state-supported services have been vaccinating health care workers, emergency services including police and firefighters, other priority workforces including public transport, and household contacts of hotel quarantine workers.
  • The Australian Government, through approved general practices, is vaccinating adults aged 70 years and over, adults with underlying medical conditions and disabilities, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 years and over.

Up to date information on vaccination delivered by state services is available at the COVID-19 vaccine data website.

More information about the phases of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout can be found on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

Healthcare provider kit

The Australian Government has distributed information kits to support healthcare providers. This pack includes:

  • newsletter article
  • social media key messages
  • poster
  • information sheet for health professionals.

These kits can be downloaded at the following links:

For more information

Reviewed 04 July 2021

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