Thursday 8 April 2021: The Australian Government is reviewing the COVID-19 vaccination program rollout. This webpage will be updated with the new rollout details as soon as possible. Please read the ATAGI statement for the latest information about the recent AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safety advice.

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COVID-19 vaccination rollout phases

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has advised the Australian Government on which groups should be prioritised for the rollout of the  COVID-19 vaccination in Australia. This advice is consistent with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).

We are currently vaccinated people in Phase 1a and Phase 1b.

Phase 1

Quarantine and border workers, including:

  • staff at entry points to the country (such as sea ports and land borders)
  • staff working in quarantine facilities, including those employed under Commonwealth, state or private agreements, and  
  • Commonwealth employees (including Defence personnel) who are identified as having the potential to encounter returning travellers as part of their work.

Quarantine, border and front line health care workers will need to provide proof of occupation to demonstrate their eligibility.

 

Frontline health care worker sub-groups for prioritisation

  • frontline staff in facilities or services such as hospital emergency departments,COVID-19 and respiratory wards, Intensive Care Units and High-dependency Units
  • laboratory staff handling potentially infectious material
  • ambulance and paramedics service
  • GP respiratory clinics
  • COVID-19 testing facilities

Frontline health care workers who fit under one of these sub groups will need to provide proof of occupation to demonstrate their eligibility. 

 

Aged care and disability care staff, including:

  • nursing and personal care staff
  • allied health professionals who routinely provide care
  • kitchen, cleaning, laundry, garden and office staff
 

Aged care and disability care residents

 
Number of doses up to 1.4m

Phase 1b

Learn more about Phase 1b, including eligibility and evidence requirements

Healthcare workers currently employed and not included in Phase 1a  
Household contacts of quarantine and border workers  
Critical and high risk workers who are currently employed including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing  

Elderly people aged 80 years and over

 

Elderly people aged 70 years and over

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 55 years and over

 

Adults with an underlying medical condition or significant disability

 
Number of doses up to 14.8m

Phase 2a 

Adults aged 60-69 years

 

Adults aged 50-59 years

 

Continue vaccinating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults

 

Other critical and high risk workers

 
Number of doses up to 15.8m

Phase 2b 

Balance of adult population

 

Catch up any unvaccinated Australians from previous phases

 
Number of doses up to 16m

Phase 3
< 16 if recommended*  
Number of doses up to 13.6m

More information is available on ATAGI’s advice to Government on priority population groups for COVID-19 vaccination.

These groups may change as more information becomes available

ATAGI is regularly reviewing data and evidence for vaccines. It may update its advice to government as new information becomes available.

We will update our information if there is any change to the priority groups.

Information that could change the priority groups includes:

  • further evidence about the COVID-19 disease and groups that might be affected
  • how the vaccines work and who they are safe for according to clinical trial results
  • current outbreaks, transmission and medical advice on COVID-19
  • when vaccines will be available in Australia.

What this means for you

Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Whether you are in a priority group or not, the best thing you can do is stay up to date and continue to be COVIDSafe. The Australian Government will provide further information about how vaccines will roll out over the coming months.

In the meantime, everyone still needs to:

There are some things you can do now, while you wait to be vaccinated. Find out what you can do to be ready for your COVID-19 vaccine.

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccines and getting vaccinated in Australia.

National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline

If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call the telephone number listed below. If you need assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please note the call centre is unable to book appointments on your behalf.

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Last updated: 
15 April 2021

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