Who can get vaccinated

Everyone in Australia aged 12 years and over is eligible for 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.

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Each state and territory health department website also has more information on getting vaccinated locally.

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.

Third doses

Some people who are severely immunocompromised should have a third dose of the  vaccine to achieve the same level of immunity as the general population. An mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is preferred to Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca) for this third dose. Read more about third doses of the vaccine.

Access to Comirnaty (Pfizer)

You can book an appointment for the Pfizer vaccine if you are 12 years old or over.

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.

Priority groups

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. 

Australians overseas

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.

Children under 12

Extending access to COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 years requires approval by the the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

Last updated: 
27 October 2021

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