When am I eligible?

When am I eligible?

Eligibility

*Updated July 23

AstraZeneca is available to anyone aged 60 and over.

Pfizer

  • People aged between 40-59
  • People who work in a healthcare setting
  • Pregnant women

People aged 16-39 in the below groups are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.

  • Hotel quarantine and border workers
  • Household contacts of hotel quarantine and border workers
  • Healthcare workers
  • Aged care staff and residents
  • Disability care staff and residents
  • Critical and high risk workers who are currently employed including:
  • defence force personnel
  • police, fire, emergency services workers
  • meat and seafood processing workers
  • corrective and detention services including community correction staff
  • staff working within high risk accommodation settings such as supported residential services
  • public transport drivers and workers that are public facing
  • ride share and taxi drivers
  • all staff at international ports of entry
  • Adults with a significant disability
  • People with a disability who are participants of NDIS
  • People aged 16 years and over with an underlying medical condition.
  • People that are vulnerable and at high risk of contracting or developing serious illness from COVID-19, such as:
  • those experiencing homelessness, sleeping rough, or in emergency accommodation
  • those receiving drug and alcohol support services 
  • residents of residential mental health facilities
  • those in sensitive accommodation including high rise/low rise public housing, supported residential services, community housing, rooming houses and others
  • prisoners in custody and detainees within corrections facilities 
  • Carers (paid and unpaid) of some individuals eligible under Phase 1a and 1b, or of children with specified medical conditions – see COVID-19 vaccination program Phase 1b for further details
  • Some disability and aged care support volunteers – see COVID-19 vaccination program Phase 1b for further details
  • Travellers who have received atravel restriction exemption from the Australian Government to leave Australia

 

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The COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out in phases which have been determined by the Australian Government.  Check out the @healthgovau eligibility calculator to find out which phase you are in: https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility Priority groups have been identified using public health, medical and epidemiological evidence. 

Want to know more about the rollout? Visit: www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/when-will-i-get-a-covid-19-vaccine