Keep up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines

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COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our community, particularly older people. The best protection is to keep up to date with your vaccines.

The COVID-19 vaccine is free, safe and effective.

You are eligible for a dose every six months if you are:

  • aged 65 years and over
  • aged 18 to 64 years and severely immunocompromised.

All other adults are eligible to get a dose every 12 months.

You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist about the benefit of vaccination in line with your individual circumstances and healthcare needs.

You can receive your COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the annual influenza shot.

You should also let your family or carer know about your plan to keep COVID-safe.

If you live in an aged care home, ask about getting vaccinated or find a local provider through health direct.

Read the latest advice on COVID-19 vaccines.

Let's change aged care, together

Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it.

The changes mean Older people will have greater choice and control, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age.

To find out more and help design the changes, visit the Get Involved page or call 1800 318 209.

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The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.