Vaccination Services - COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccines are voluntary and free for everyone living in Australia.

COVID-19 is a disease produced by a new form of coronavirus, a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections.

You can stop the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested, even if you have mild symptoms. If you get tested or have symptoms, please refrain from visiting your community pharmacy and stay at home. You’ll need to do this until you have a negative test result OR your symptoms have gone.

The first group of Australians received the COVID-19 vaccine in February 2021, with a priority to protect the most vulnerable first, along with frontline healthcare workers.

Community pharmacy will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines from Phase 2a of the Government’s vaccination rollout. Those younger than 16 years may receive their COVID-19 vaccine via community pharmacy from Phase 3 onwards, provided there is an appropriate vaccine available to pharmacy and that it is allowed under individual State and Territory legislation.

Receiving your COVID-19 vaccines at your community pharmacy is safe and convenient. All pharmacists must complete an approved vaccination course and mandatory COVID-19 vaccination training before they can administer COVID-19 vaccines.

All vaccines are thoroughly tested for safety before they are approved for use in Australia. This includes careful analysis of clinical trial data, ingredients, chemistry, manufacturing and other factors. The TGA will only approve a vaccine if its benefits are much greater than its risks.

As always, we can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia by practising good hygiene and physical distancing.

For more detailed information on COVID-19 vaccines, please visit www.australia.gov.au/healthfaqs.

Note: Participating pharmacies to be confirmed.

*Correct as at 31 March 2021

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