Vaccination information for children and teenagers

Information about COVID-19 vaccines for children and teenagers

How to get the vaccine

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

Vaccine eligibility for children and teenagers

  • The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people aged 16 years and older.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccines.

People aged 16 years and over are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they:

Read more about who can get vaccinated.

In Australia, people aged under 16 years are not currently recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as the TGA and ATAGI are reviewing further evidence on the safety, quality and effectiveness for children and teenagers.

People who turn 16 during the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will be able to get vaccinated if they meet criteria for vaccination at that time.

Everyone over the age of 16 is encouraged to get vaccinated once they are eligible according to the current phase of the vaccination program. 

You can find out more information about when you can vaccinated on the Australian Government Department of Health  website. 

Useful resources 

Reviewed 30 June 2021

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