COVID-19 vaccines and clinics
Winter is approaching, and the Australian Government has updated its guidance on COVID-19 vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines are a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from serious illness.
- COVID-19 vaccination is only recommended for children aged under 5 years who have risk factors for severe COVID-19
- A two-dose primary course is recommended for everyone aged 5 to 17 years
- A two-dose primary course is recommended for everyone aged 18 to 64 years, and booster doses can be considered
- A two-dose primary course is recommended for people aged 65 years and older, and booster doses are recommended
The 2023 booster doses are available for people aged 18 years and older at least 6 months after their most recent COVID-19 vaccine or confirmed COVID-19 infection. Find out about 2023 booster doses at the Australian Government Department of Health website.
COVID-19 vaccines can be accessed through many pharmacies and GPs across the community.
To find an appointment, you can use the Australian Government's COVID-19 Clinic Finder to book an appointment or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. Be sure to select the correct vaccine for your age group when searching for clinics.
When attending a COVID-19 vaccination clinic, you should bring:
- Your Medicare card or Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) number (if you have one), and
- A form of identification (eg. driver’s license, proof of age card, passport)
If you need assistance accessing your Immunisation History Statement or COVID-19 Digital Certificate, or your need help adding a COVID-19 vaccine given overseas to your record, contact our Immunisation team on 03 8470 8562 or email email@example.com.
For all other immunisations, including the 2023 flu vaccine, see our immunisation page.