As every country initiates their COVID-19 vaccination programmes, Australia is currently going through every priority group in order to achieve herd immunity. According to the Department of Health, these are the criteria for COVID-19 vaccine eligibility:
All adults aged 50 and over
Quarantine and border workers
Health care workers
Aged care and disability care residents and staff
People aged 16 and over with an underlying medical condition or significant disability
Critical and high risk workers aged 16 and over including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.
Individuals with an Australian Border Force outwards travel exemption in an eligible category
All adults aged 40-49
All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 to 49
NDIS participants, and carers of NDIS participants, aged 16 years and over
Temporary visa holders aged under 50 years who are currently in Australia and have been approved for return travel to Australia through the travel exemption process
Adults aged 18-39 can choose to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In order to gather details of when and where you will receive your vaccine, continue to the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
Am I Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine?
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