Who can get vaccinated

Everyone in Australia aged 5 years and over is eligible for a free COVID-19 vaccination. Find out more.

Information on this page has been superseded by new ATAGI advice on the preferential use of bivalent COVID-19 vaccines for primary course and will be updated shortly.

If you are aged 5 years or older, you can book a COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccination is also recommended for children ages 6 months to under 5 years in at risk population groups.

The ATAGI recommended doses and vaccines outlines which vaccines and doses are recommended for each age and population group.

Find a clinic and book now

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

If you can’t find an appropriate appointment, please check back regularly as more appointments will become available. Not all vaccine providers will deliver Pfizer for children.

Find out more about ATAGI advice for children 6 months to under 5 years, children 5 to 11 years  and COVID-19 vaccine information for children, teens and parents/guardians.

Vaccine doses and booster doses

To receive the best protection against serious illness from COVID-19, you should be vaccinated against COVID-19.  

The Australian Technical Advice Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recently recommended an early 2023 COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for adults in the following groups, if their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection was 6 months or longer:

  • All adults aged 65 years and older
  • Adults aged 18-64 years who have complex medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs.

ATAGI has also advised that adults aged 18-64 years old without risk factors for severe COVID-19 and children and adolescents aged 5-17 years who have medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs should consider an early 2023 COVID-19 vaccine dose.

An early 2023 booster dose is not recommended at this time for children and adolescents aged 17 years and younger who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19.

Read the latest advice from ATAGI on who can get an early 2023 booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn about approved COVID-19 vaccines including Moderna's bivalent COVID-19 vaccine.

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.

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