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COVID-19 vaccines roll-out

The Federal, State and Territory Governments have begun rolling out vaccines for COVID-19.

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccines will become available in phases, and vulnerable groups of people have been prioritised.

The schedule below outlines which groups will receive the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are currently in Phase 1b. This means that the groups of people listed in Phase 1a and Phase 1b below are now eligible to receive the vaccine.

You can also use the Federal Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker to assess whether you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination yet, then book an appointment at your nearest available clinic.

COVID vaccines roll-out schedule

Phase 1a

  • Quarantine and border workers
  • Frontline healthcare workers
  • Aged care and disability care staff and residents

Phase 1b – current

  • Adults aged 70 years anbd over
  • Other healthcare workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged over 55 years
  • Adults under 70 with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
  • Critical and high-risk workers

Phase 2a

  • Adults aged 50-69 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18-54 years
  • Other critial and high-risk workers
  • Phase 2b
  • The rest of the adult population
  • Catch up any unvaccinated people from previous phases

Phase 3

  • Under 16-year-olds, if recommended

MDFA will continue to update this page as further details of the COVID vaccines roll-out are announced. If you have queries, call the National Helpline.

Posted: 25 March 2021

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