About Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Learn about Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the benefits of vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free for everyone in Australia. Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep you, your family, friends, and the community safe.

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Benefits of vaccination

COVID-19 will be with us for many years into the future.

Getting vaccinated now has many benefits, including:

  • protecting yourself against severe illness and death from COVID-19
  • reduce the prevalence of symptoms associated with ‘long COVID’*
  • protecting people who can’t be vaccinated due to medical conditions
  • slowing the spread of the virus
  • keeping hospitalisation rates at a level our health system can cope with
  • reducing the need for lockdowns and school closures in the future (when enough Australians are vaccinated)
  • being able to attend events and travel in the future.

*Evidence from overseas indicates that receiving a COVID-19 vaccination reduces the prevalence of symptoms associated with Long COVID.

Our vaccine supply

We have agreements in place to buy vaccines from manufacturers. 

Our COVID-19 vaccine and treatment strategy outlines how we are investing in vaccines and treatments and how they are safely, fairly and rapidly delivered to Australians.

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