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Help booking a COVID-19 vaccination appointment

How to book online

  1. Complete the Register for vaccination form.
  2. Check your email for the confirmation of registration. Check your spam or junk folder if you have not received confirmation of your registration. This email will be sent from: noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au (Queensland Health). Add noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au to your safe senders list to make sure you don’t miss your invitation email.
  3. When appointments are available in your area you will be sent an invitation email. Click the unique booking link in this email to create an account and make your booking.

For your own security, please ensure you log out of the Queensland Health Vaccine Booking System after making or changing your COVID-19 vaccination appointment. This can be done by clicking on your name at the top right corner of the screen and selecting Log off.

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User guides

If, after reading these guides, you have further questions, please phone 134 COVID (134 268).

Booking on behalf of a dependent person

If you would like to book an appointment on behalf of a dependent person, you can do this by following the steps in the guide Register and book on behalf of someone else. This guide will help you to register and book for a person legally considered a dependant person through the Booking Portal. If you would like help with making a booking on behalf of a dependant person, please contact 134 COVID (134 268).

The most common Authorised Decision Maker subtype will be Statutory Health Attorney.

Examples of Statutory health attorneys include Spouse, de facto partner, non-paid carer, close relation (sibling, parent, other relation type) or close friend. A Tribunal Appointed Guardian is an individual appointed by the Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal and generally is for adults who lacks capacity to make a decision about health care AND have not made a valid Advance Health Directive, Or does not have an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA).

For consumers with an Advanced Health Directive, please ensure the document is sighted and contains the relevant direction within in to enable vaccination. For Consumers with an EPOA, please ensure appropriate paperwork is sighted and the consumer is accompanied by their EPOA for the vaccination episode.

Common questions and troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

I am seeing a 'redirect' message when trying to book and register for my vaccination. What should I do?

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You will see a redirecting webpage if:

  • You did not receive an ‘Invitation to book’ email from Queensland Health. To get an ‘Invitation to book’ email, you will need to complete the Register for vaccination form. You will then need to wait for your unique invitation email that will allow you to make a booking. Please note that dependent on your priority status and demand in your region it may take several days or weeks to receive an invitation to make an appointment.
  • You received an invitation, but when clicking on the link in the invitation, you received a redirection message. You will need to wait to receive a new invitation email to allow you to create your account and book an appointment. Please do not continue to try and use the link in the old invitation as it will not work.
  • If you went to your first appointment as a walk-in, your second dose appointment will be created for you. You will receive an email with a unique link to create an account on the booking system. This will allow you to then change / cancel your appointment online. You will receive a ‘redirect’ message, if you have not first created your booking system account. If an appointment wasn’t booked for you, please contact 134 COVID (134 268) to book.
  • You are trying to use an invitation code that has already been used. If you have already set up your account, go directly to the Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system and click sign in.
  • You are attempting to use a QR code given to you at a vaccination clinic and you did not book your first appointment online. Please call 134 COVID (134 268) for assistance with your booking.

If none of the above applies to you, we apologise that you are experiencing this redirect page, and suggest you contact 134 COVID (134 268) for help with your bookings.

When calling 134 COVID (134 268), please be prepared to wait for your call to be taken as current call volumes are high. Thank you for your patience.

How do I add my Medicare number? My Medicare card only has 10 digits

A complete Medicare number requires 11 digits in total. This includes your 10-digit Medicare number on your card followed by the unique reference number that appears next to your name. Please take extra care when entering you Medicare Number, it is extremely important to ensure it is 100% correct.

Your full medicare number includes the 10 digits on the front of the card, plus a reference number which is shown before your name, if you are first on the card your medicare number is your card number with an extra 1 at the end

If you do not have a Medicare card you can leave this field blank.

I haven’t received my email to confirm that I have successfully booked my vaccination appointment. What should I do next?

Please check your spam or junk folder. This email will be sent from: noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au (Queensland Health). Add noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au to your safe senders list to make sure you don’t miss your invitation email.

If you’re still unable to locate your email invitation, please call 134 COVID (134 268) for assistance.

Why do I need to use a unique email address and unique mobile phone number?

To book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment, you need to use:

  1. an email address that has not been used in the online COVID-19 vaccination booking system before.
  2. a mobile phone number that has not been used in the online COVID-19 vaccination booking system before.

The system does not support the use of shared email addresses and shared mobile phone numbers. You can create an email account using free online services like Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo.

If you are booking on behalf of someone else who is your dependent, please refer to the User guide - Register and book on behalf of someone else for more instruction or please call 134 COVID (134 268) for assistance.

I’ve booked my appointment online, but my appointment date and time on the booking confirmation page doesn’t look right. What can I do?

The dates and times shown in the Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system are set to the time zone setting of your device (e.g. Windows PC, Apple Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android Mobile and Android tablet).

This means that available appointments and the booking confirmation webpage will show dates and times set to your device’s time zone.

If dates and times don’t look right in the Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system, you can check your device’s time zone, and update it to the Queensland time zone. You can do this by using the links below.

Device Instructions
Windows PC https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/how-to-set-your-time-and-time-zone-dfaa7122-479f-5b98-2a7b-fa0b6e01b261
Apple Mac, iPhone and iPad https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT206986

For Android tablets and mobile phones, please use the manufacturer’s user manual.

Once you have updated the time zone setting, please sign back into the Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system to continue booking your appointment.

To check that your booked appointment is showing the correct date and time, select the button I need to change my existing vaccination appointment. Then, on the Manage Bookings webpage, you will see your booked appointment’s date and time.

If your appointment’s date and time is still incorrect, please call 134 COVID (13 42 68) for help.

How to register

How do I register my interest for the COVID-19 vaccine?

You can register your interest for the vaccine by completing the Register for vaccination form. Please note the registration code field is not mandatory and should be left empty unless you have been provided with a code (for example from your employer).

Do I need to give a Registration code?

If you don’t have a registration code, please leave the field blank and proceed with your registration.

How do I book my appointment once I have registered?

Once you have registered, you need to wait to receive an invitation email when appointments are available in your area. Please be patient while you wait for this email as appointments are currently in high demand. Please note that dependent on your priority status, demand in your region and vaccine availability it may take several days or weeks to receive an invitation to make an appointment.

If you have received an invitation email see Booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment (PDF) or watch a video tutorial: How to book

To confirm you are on the waiting list, check your email for the confirmation of registration. Check your spam or junk folder if you have not received a confirmation of registration email. This email will be sent from: noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au (Queensland Health). Add noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au to your safe senders list to make sure you don’t miss your invitation email.

How do I receive an email inviting me to book a vaccination appointment?

Once you have registered your interest, you will then need to wait to receive your unique invitation email that will enable you to make a booking.

Please note that dependent on your priority status and demand in your region it may take several days or weeks to receive an invitation to make an appointment. If you don’t receive your email invitation or appointment confirmation email, please check your Junk Mail to see if the email exists there.

It is important to provide a unique email address when registering your interest for the vaccine.

If you’ve registered using an email address that is shared with someone else, you may not receive an ‘invitation to book’ email. Only one ‘invitation to book’ email is sent to each email address provided at registration.

The 134 COVID (134 268) team will also be unable to assist you with making a booking unless you have received an ‘Invitation to book’ email from Queensland Health.

I haven’t received my email invitation to book my vaccination appointment. What should I do?

Please note that dependent on your priority status and demand in your region it may take several days or weeks to receive an invitation to make an appointment. If you believe you should have already received an email invitation, please check your spam or junk folder. This email will be sent from: noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au (Queensland Health). Add noreply@vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au to your safe senders list to make sure you don’t miss your invitation email.

If you’re still unable to locate your email invitation, please call 134 COVID (134 268) for assistance.

Booking your vaccination appointment online

How to book an appointment

  1. When appointments are available in your area you will be sent an invitation email. Click the unique booking link in this email to create an account and make your booking.

    Please be patient while you wait for this email as appointments are currently in high demand.
  2. The booking link will open then Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system. Click the Sign up now link to create your account. Edge and Chrome are the recommended web browsers for computers, tablets and mobile phones (Internet Explorer is not recommended).
    1. Enter your email address and click Send verification code
    2. Check your email and copy and paste the code to complete the verification process.
    3. Create a password then click Create to finish creating your account. If you need to book your second appointment or change your appointment you will use your email address and the password you just set to log back in.
  3. Once logged in to the booking system, click I have received an invitation and want to make a vaccination appointment.
  4. Follow the step-by-step instructions within the system to make your booking.
    1. Read through the consent information and click Continue
    2. Complete the Pre-vaccination assessment form and click Next
    3. Enter your postcode to see vaccination centres near you. If you do not see any results you may need to increase the radius (km) value to search a bigger area.
    4. Select your preferred clinic to view the available appointments. Click Book to secure your appointment. If there are no appointments available you may need to try another clinic, or log back in another time when more appointments are made available.
  5. Once you’ve completed your booking, you will receive a confirmation email. Bring your confirmation email with you (you can print it or have it on your phone or device) on the day you’re vaccinated. You should also bring ID, your Medicare card or Individual Healthcare Identifier (IHI) if you have one, and a face mask.

How do I book my second vaccination appointment?

When you have received your first dose at a Queensland Health vaccination location, an appointment for your second dose will be made for you. You will receive an email with the second appointment details within the next five to seven days. This email includes instructions on how to change this booking, if is not convenient for you.

There is a window in which you can receive your second dose:
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should be administered as close to 3–6 weeks from your first vaccination.
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should be administered as close as possible to 12 weeks for the best protection. Please note that while the Delta strain of COVID-19 is circulating in our community, you are encouraged to get your second dose of AstraZeneca as early as 8 weeks from your first vaccination.

However, if you do not receive your second dose within the above timeframes, there is no cause for panic or concern. You will still be afforded excellent protection against severe COVID-19 infection and you do not need to start the vaccination regimen again.

Completing your vaccine course is very important, even if your second dose is outside the recommended window.

You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:

  • are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation
  • are in quarantine
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

If you fall into any of the above categories, you will need to reschedule your vaccination appointment online via https://www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au. If you need help with rescheduling your appointment call 134 COVID (134 268).

If you had another vaccine in the 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, tell your vaccine provider. They may ask you to reschedule your appointment.

I have completed my first vaccination appointment. Do I need to register my interest for the vaccine again to book my second appointment?

Once you’ve completed your first appointment, you can log back into the Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system using your email address and the password you created when you made your first booking.

Do not use the invitation link you received before you booked your first appointment, go directly to the Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system and click sign in.

Click sign in at the top right of the page to make a booking.

If you made your first appointment by calling 134 COVID (134 268) or in person at a vaccination location, you will need to call 134 COVID (134 268) for assistance.

I’m trying to book my second dose, the system keeps telling me that my email address already exists

You do not need to register again to book your second dose. When you receive your first dose, a second dose appointment will be made for you. You will receive a confirmation email for your next appointment. This email will have instructions on how to change this booking.

You can review, change, or cancel your booking by signing-in to the Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system using your email address and password. The sign-in function is located in the top right corner as highlighted in the screen image below.

Click sign in at the top right of the page to make a booking.

If you are still having trouble, please call 134 COVID (134 268) to assist you with making a second dose appointment.

When calling 134 COVID (134 268), please be prepared to wait for your call to be taken as current call volumes are high. Thank you for your patience.

There doesn’t seem to be a provider near me, how can I see more options?

Use the drop down menu of Radius (km) to select a higher km range, then click Search to see more vaccination locations.

Increase the number in the Radius (km) drop down box to see more vaccine locations

There aren’t any appointments available at my chosen vaccination location

If there are no appointments available at your selected location you can expand the date range to show more appointments available at a later date.

Change the end date in the date range box to see more appointment times

If there are no appointments available you may need to try another location, or log back in at another time when more appointments become available.

We are currently experiencing significant demand and there are limited appointments available at this time, which may account for you being unable to find an appointment immediately.

We appreciate your patience while we make more appointments available on our booking system every day and encourage you to keep checking back for availability.

How do I book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment on behalf of someone else?

If you need to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment on behalf of someone else, who is legally considered a dependent person, please refer to the User guide—Book on behalf of someone else (PDF) for detailed instructions.

If you need help booking on behalf of someone else, please call 134 COVID (13 42 68) for help.

Who qualifies as an authorised substitute decision maker?

The most common authorised substitute decision maker type will be Statutory Health Attorney.

Examples of Statutory health attorneys include:

  • Spouse
  • De-facto partner
  • Non-paid carer
  • Family member (sibling, parent, other relation type)
  • Close friend.

A tribunal appointed guardian is a person chosen by the Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal. This person acts on behalf of a person who cannot make a decision about their own health care and does not have a valid Advance Health Directive or an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA).

I have more than 10 dependents, but the booking system only allows me to add 10

To add more than 10 dependents you will need to call 134 COVID (134 268). Once added, you will be able to manage the appointments for these additional dependents from the booking system.

Changing or cancelling appointments

How do I change my appointment booking?

If you have booked an appointment online and now need to make a change, you can do this by following the steps in the guide Change or Cancel an Existing Appointment. This guide will help you change the booking location, date and/or time through the Booking Portal.

When changing your appointment online, you will need to go back to Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system and sign in using the email address you registered with and your unique password.

If you received your first dose appointment as a walk in, please check your inbox for an email from Queensland Health. This email will have a unique link to the Booking Portal. From this portal, you can create an account where you can manage your booking/s online.

Many people are trying to make a booking and there are limited appointments available at this time.  Changing your appointment may mean a longer wait time. We ask that you only change your appointment if it is absolutely necessary.

How do I cancel my booked appointment?

If you have booked an appointment online and need to cancel your appointment, you can do this by following the steps in the guide Cancel or Change an Existing Appointment

This guide will help you cancel your appointment.

When cancelling your appointment online, you will need to go back to Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccine online booking system and sign in using the email address you registered with and your unique password.

If you received your first dose appointment as a walk in, please check your inbox for an email from Queensland Health. This email will have a unique link to the Booking Portal. From this portal, you can create an account where you can manage your booking/s online.

If you need help with making a booking, you can call 134 COVID (134 268). Please be prepared to wait for your call to be taken as current call volumes are high. Thank you for your patience.

Questions about booking an appointment

How can I book an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination location as my GP does not provide the recommended vaccine for my age group?

Eligible people, can register online for an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination location. For further information contact 134 COVID (134 268).

My GP does not offer COVID-19 vaccines? Where can I get one?

Find your nearest vaccine clinic via the Vaccine clinic finder.

Who can I contact if I need help to book, change or cancel an appointment?

If you’ve already booked an appointment through the Queensland Health vaccine booking system, you can make changes to your appointment through the same booking system. If you need assistance with this, or to speak to someone in your language, 134 COVID (134 268) is available any day of the week, at any time.

Can someone book an appointment on my behalf?

Yes. This can be done via the Vaccine clinic finder or the person assisting you can call 134 COVID (134 268) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you would like to book an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination location on behalf of a dependent person, you can do this by following the steps in the guide Booking on behalf of someone else.  This guide will help you to register and book for a person legally considered a dependant person through the Booking Portal. If you would like help with making a booking on behalf of a dependant person, please contact 134 COVID (134 268).

I’m aged 12–17 years of age. Can I register for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Yes, all people aged 12 and over are now eligible. You can find your nearest clinic using the vaccine clinic finder.

To receive your vaccine at a Queensland Health vaccination location you will need to register online. If you have your own email address (or an email address that has not been used in the vaccine booking system) you can register your interest online. Otherwise, your parent or primary carer will need to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for you using the User guide — Book on behalf of someone else (PDF). They will need to log in with an existing account or use an unique email address that has not been used to register for the COVID-19 vaccine before.

The system does not currently support the use of shared email addresses. You can create an email account using free online services like GmailOutlook or Yahoo.

Will the first and second appointments be booked at the same time?

When you have received your first dose, an appointment for your second dose will be made for you. You will receive an email with the second appointment details within the next five to seven days. This email will have instructions on how to change this booking, if is not convenient for you.

There is a window in which you can receive your second dose:
  • Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine should be administered as close to 3–6 weeks from your first vaccination.
  • AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should be administered as close as possible to 12 weeks for the best protection. Please note that while the Delta strain of COVID-19 is circulating in our community, you are encouraged to get your second dose of AstraZeneca as early as 8 weeks from your first vaccination.

However, if you do not receive your second dose within the above timeframes, there is no cause for panic or concern. You will still be afforded excellent protection against severe COVID-19 infection and you do not need to start the vaccination regimen again.

Completing your vaccine course is very important, even if your second dose is outside the recommended window.

You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:

  • are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation
  • are in quarantine
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

If you fall into any of the above categories, you will need to reschedule your vaccination appointment online via https://www.vaccinebookings.health.qld.gov.au. If you need help with rescheduling your appointment call 134 COVID (134 268).

If you had another vaccine in the 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, tell your vaccine provider. They may ask you to reschedule your appointment.

I had my first dose at a GP, can I have my second dose at a QLD Health clinic?

Queenslanders who received their first dose at a GP should return to their GP to finalise their immunisation. Second dose appointments should be booked before leaving your first dose appointment.

How can I have an interpreter at my appointment?

When you arrive at your vaccination location, let a staff member know that you need an interpreter. They can arrange this for you, and it's free.

If I am eligible, do I need to make an appointment, or can I just turn up at a Queensland Health vaccination location?

Registering your interest for a COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to secure an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination location.

Walk-ins are welcome, however people with a booking will be given priority. To see which vaccination locations offer walk-ins visit the Queensland Health vaccination locations page.

How long does a vaccination appointment take?

When coming for your vaccination appointment, allow around 45 minutes for your appointment. This allows time for your patient screening, the actual vaccination and observation time after the injection.

Will I be able to a make a long appointment or family booking?

As supply increases and more appointments become available, we will look to provide options for appointments to be booked together such as to vaccinate a family or household together.

Do I need to bring anything to my COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

Yes. There are a few things you should bring with you on the day of your vaccine.

  • Booking confirmation (printed or on your phone)
  • Photo identification or employee identification, if applicable
  • Medicare card, if you have one
  • Information about any medical conditions you have or medications you are taking
  • Any vaccines you have had in the past 14 days or any previous COVID-19 vaccines you may have had.

We also suggest you wear a short sleeve shirt.

Do authorised substitute decision makers such as primary carers need to bring anything to their dependent person’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment?

Yes. Primary carers need to bring any official documentation that proves their authority as a substitute decision maker and shows their relationship to their dependent person. Examples of official documentation include:

  • Advanced Health Directive
  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Primary carer’s photo identification or employee identification.

If I feel unwell on the day of my appointment, what should I do?

Please do not attend your appointment. You can make changes to your appointment online. Alternatively, you can reschedule on or before your appointment date by phoning 134 COVID (134 268) any day of the week, at any time. Someone else can also reschedule the appointment on your behalf.

If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, get tested and stay home until you get the results and your symptoms resolve.

Can I leave quarantine or lockdown to have my COVID-19 vaccination?

If you are booked in for your first or second dose vaccination and one of the following applies, you will need to reschedule your appointment through the vaccination booking system or by calling 134 COVID (134 268). If you miss your second dose date, you will be re-booked for a date as close as possible.

  • You are in home quarantine (from being at an exposure site/close contact) or hotel quarantine
  • You are unwell, even if you have retuned a negative COVID-19 test
  • You are in isolation waiting for your COVID-19 test result

If you have a vaccination booking during lockdown and you are well and not in quarantine or isolation, please attend your appointment and wear a mask.

What if I am under the age of 60 and have already had my first AstraZeneca vaccination?

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) advises that your second dose of vaccine must match your first dose of vaccine.

If you are under the age of 60 and have already received your first dose of AstraZeneca with no severe adverse events, you should continue to receive your second AstraZeneca dose. To get the full benefit of the vaccine, you need two doses of the same vaccine.

The risk of Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) following a second dose of AstraZeneca is much lower than the risk following a first dose.

Is the AstraZeneca vaccine still safe for people aged 60 years and over?

Yes. ATAGI continues to recommend the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for people aged 60 years and over. People aged 60 and over are much more likely to become very sick if they contract COVID-19.

Upcoming updates to improve your experience

We are working hard to improve the vaccine booking system. We have recently updated the booking portal to:

  • Automatically sign you out after 15 minutes of inactivity to help protect your personal information.
  • Provide clearer instructions and improved rules for validating personal information on the Register to be Vaccinated webpage and vaccine booking system.
  • Enable all people aged 12 and over to register their interest online for the COVID-19 vaccine, if they have their own email address (or an email address that has not been used in the vaccine booking system). Otherwise, your parent or primary carer will need to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for you using the User guide — Book on behalf of someone else (PDF).