First COVID-19 vaccinations in Australia

Find out more about the launch of Australia's COVID-19 vaccination program.

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From Monday 22 February 2021, COVID-19 vaccinations will begin in Australia.

The Prime Minister, the Chief Medical Officer, and the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, officially launched Australia’s vaccination program today.

The first people to receive the vaccines will be priority groups who are at a higher risk of COVID-19.

They include:

  • quarantine and border workers
  • frontline healthcare workers
  • aged and disability care residents and staff.

There will be vaccination clinics set up at hospitals in each state and territory, and in aged care and disability care facilities across Australia. The number of locations will increase as more doses arrive in the country.

To tell people when they can get the vaccine, the Government has developed the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.

People in Australia can use the checker to see in which phase they will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. 

Read the Prime Minister's statement about the launch of COVID-19 vaccinations in Australia.

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

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