COVID-19 vaccine advice and recommendations for 2024

Stay protected against COVID-19 in 2024 with up-to-date vaccination information. Learn how to book your vaccine, understand why staying vaccinated is important and get the latest advice on COVID-19 vaccines for all ages.

Stay protected in 2024: Your guide to COVID-19 vaccination

Ensure your ongoing protection against COVID-19 by understanding the latest vaccination guidelines for 2024. 

As with all vaccinations, people are encouraged to discuss the vaccine options available to them with their health practitioner. You can also use the booster eligibility tool to determine whether you are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccination.

75 years and older

  • Recommended every 6 months.

65-74 years

  • Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every six months. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits..

18-64 years

  • With severe immunocompromise: Recommended at least every 12 months, but can receive every six months. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits. 
  • Without severe immunocompromise: Can receive every 12 months.

5-17 years

  • With severe immunocompromise: Can receive every 12 months.
  • Without severe immunocompromise: Not recommended.

Under 5 years

  • Not recommended.

Booking your COVID-19 vaccine: Simple steps to follow

Ready to get your COVID-19 vaccine? Making a booking is as simple as making any other vaccine appointment. Here's how you can do it:

  • Use the healthdirect Service Finder: This tool helps you locate a vaccine provider near you. It also identifies clinics that cater to special requirements, such as ramp access or quieter spaces.
  • Book together with other vaccines: It's safe and efficient to receive your COVID-19 vaccine alongside your flu shot or other routine vaccinations, including those for children and teens.

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The continued importance of COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from serious illness or death from COVID-19. Here's why it's still important to get vaccinated:

  • Preventing severe illness: Vaccines are your best protection against severe illness, hospitalisation, and death from COVID-19.
  • Protection for everyone: Vaccinations are particularly important for those aged 75 years and over or those with severe immunocompromise that increase their risk of severe COVID-19.
  • Keeping your guard up: Protection from COVID-19 wanes over time. Regular vaccinations, tailored to your age and health needs, ensure ongoing protection.  

Information for residential aged care

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination in residential aged care.

Information for people with disability

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccination for people with disability living in shared residential accommodation.

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