Who can get vaccinated
Everyone in Australia aged 12 years and over can receive a free COVID-19 vaccination. You will get 2 doses of the same vaccine. Learn which vaccine is available to you.
If you are aged 12 years or older, you can book a COVID-19 vaccination.
Each state and territory health department website also has more information on getting vaccinated locally.
Children aged 5 to 11
The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) provisionally approved the Comirnaty Paediatric (Pfizer) COVID-19 vaccine for 5 to 11-year-olds on 5 December. You can read more about this announcement in the TGA statement.
It is expected that children will be able to access the Pfizer for children COVID-19 vaccine from January 2022. Bookings will be available through the Vaccine Clinic Finder.
It is expected that children will be able to access the Pfizer for children COVID-19 vaccine from 10 January 2022. Bookings will be available through the Vaccine Clinic Finder.
Two doses of the same vaccine
To be fully vaccinated, you need to have 2 doses of the same vaccine.
You cannot mix vaccines in your primary course of vaccination, unless you have experienced a severe reaction from the first dose.
Access to Comirnaty (Pfizer)
You can book an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine if you are 12 years old or over. Bookings for 5 to 11 year-olds can be made from January 2022.
Access to Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca)
You can book an appointment for the AstraZeneca vaccine if you are:
- 60 years old and over
- 18 to 59 years old – you can choose to have AstraZeneca after discussing with your health professional.
Access to Spikevax (Moderna)
You can book an appointment for the Moderna vaccine if you are 12 years old or over.
If you are in one of these priority groups, please identify yourself to your chosen vaccination provider so they can help you to get your vaccination as soon as possible:
- aged and disability care workers
- people with disability
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- people who are pregnant
- people with underlying medical conditions.
Check your state or territory website for more information about accessing priority vaccinations.
Australia's COVID-19 vaccines are only available for people currently in Australia.
If you are overseas, see a local health professional for advice on which vaccines are available locally. You can also contact the Australian embassy in your country.