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Queensland rollout—COVID-19 vaccine

If you are in quarantine (from being at an exposure site/close contact), isolation or unwell, 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.

Every Queenslander who wants to be vaccinated, will have the opportunity to be, so please remain patient as demand for vaccine is high and vaccine supply is constrained. Queensland is Australia’s most decentralised and diverse state and vaccinating our population is no small feat. Queensland Health is working very closely with the Australian Government to ensure practical and sensible vaccination strategies are implemented in rural and remote communities.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Priority cohorts

  • Any person requiring a second dose of vaccine (based on vaccine type and age eligibility)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 and over
  • Pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy
  • Any worker in the following industries:
    • Residential aged care and disability care workers
    • Healthcare workers and support staff including students on clinical placement
    • Hotel quarantine workers (including passenger transport services)
    • Workers at airports that receive international and domestic flights
    • Queensland-based international and interstate air crew workers
    • Border workers
    • Freight workers who cross domestic borders
    • Distribution centre workers
    • Fly-in-fly-out workers
    • Volunteers at a COVID-19 testing or vaccination clinic
    • Maritime industry workers
    • Critical and high risk workers e.g. emergency services, corrective services, youth detention centres, meat processing businesses, freight and food distribution
    • School and early childhood staff

Who is eligible for a Pfizer (Comirnaty) or Moderna (Spikevax) COVID-19 vaccine

  • All people aged 12 years and over

Who is eligible for an AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) COVID-19 vaccine

  • People aged 60 years and over
  • Any person over the age of 18 who has:
    • had a first dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), without any serious adverse events
    • made an informed decision based on an understanding of the risks and benefits.

Who is not yet eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine

  • Children under 12 years of age

Queensland Health Vaccination locations

Queensland Health has vaccination locations across the state. Some of these are in existing locations like hospitals. Some are community based vaccination locations, like a community centre or showground. Other vaccination locations will be mobile and will travel to communities in more rural areas.

Registering your interest for a COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to secure an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination location. Once you have registered, you will be invited to book an appointment in your local area when appointments become available. This may take several days or weeks depending on the demand in your region and your priority status for receiving a vaccination.

Alternatively eligible people can make an appointment via the Vaccine clinic finder to receive their COVID-19 vaccine at an approved General Practice (GP), GP-led respiratory clinic, Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Service, or a participating community pharmacy. Read more about how to register and book.