How to get the vaccine
Vaccine eligibility for children and teenagers
- The Pfizer vaccine is approved for people aged 16 years and older.
People aged 16 years and over are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they:
- have an underlying medical condition
- are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants (carers of NDIS participants are also eligible).
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.
Reviewed 30 June 2021