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COVID-19 vaccines

Information about vaccines for COVID-19.

Book your vaccine appointment

From Wednesday 21 April 2021, a number of high-volume vaccination centres will open to people who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. To book an appointment or for more information visit Book your vaccine appointment.

Vaccine eligibility checker

COVID-19 vaccines are being made available to people in phases as part of the Australian Government vaccine program. You can find out which phase you are in using the Australian Government Department of Health eligibility checker.

The eligibility checker will tell you if you are eligible now and connect you to a vaccine provider. If you aren’t eligible yet you can register to receive an email or SMS notification when you are able to get vaccinated. You can also check your eligibility, find a vaccine provider or register by calling 1800 020 080.

Work is underway to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone who wants to get vaccinated. This page is updated regularly as new information becomes available.

What you need to know

The Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program began in Victoria on 22 February 2021.

Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick from COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19.

The vaccines are safe and free.

As the vaccine rollout continues, it remains important to stay safe by washing your hands regularly, carrying a face mask with you and wearing it when required, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, and keeping at least 1.5 metres from others. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, no matter how mild, you must get tested and stay home.

Learn more about the Australian Government vaccination program.

Phases of vaccine rollout

The Australian Government aims to make the COVID-19 vaccines available to as many people in Australia as possible in 2021, with vaccines being made available in phases. 

Currently there are limited doses of COVID-19 vaccines available , so groups at a higher risk of infection or of getting very sick if they get COVID-19 are getting priority access

Currently people in phase 1a and phase 1b are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. View thenumber of doses of COVID-19 vaccines delivered in Victoria.  

Find out more about the phases and rollout of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

Vaccine safety

Vaccines are tested to ensure they are safe before they are approved for use. Before vaccines are made available in Australia, they need to pass strict Australian safety standards set by the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Find out more about the vaccines available in Australia and their approval.

The Australian Government is responsible for purchasing the vaccines, ensuring they are safe, distributing vaccines to states and deciding on the priority populations.

The Australian Government, states and territories, are working together to closely monitor the safe rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.

Reviewed 18 April 2021

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