Protect our older community with a COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination rates are lower than needed to protect our older community, particularly aged care residents.

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Older age continues to be the biggest risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease.

Everyone aged 75 years and over is recommended to have a COVID-19 vaccination every 6 months.

For those aged 65 to 74 years, a COVID-19 vaccination is recommended at least every 12 months.

You don’t have to wait 6 months anymore between your last infection and having a COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and effective. The vaccine will protect our older community and you, from serious illness.

If you have a family member, friend or loved one living or working in an aged care home, please help them to get their COVID-19 vaccine now.

COVID-19 vaccination helps reduce the risk of serious illness, hospitalisation and death.

Book a vaccination

To find a COVID-19 vaccine clinic near you: 

  • speak with your aged care provider, doctor, community health centre or pharmacist
  • book an appointment on the health service finder

Call the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 if you need COVID-19 advice. 

Read the COVID-19 residential aged care vaccination information

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