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New and important information on COVID-19 vaccines

Find out how to get a COVID-19 vaccination, including booster shots, here.

Pfizer vaccine

You are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine if you are 40 to 59 years of age.

You are also eligible for the Pfizer vaccine if you are aged 16 to 39 and you are:

  • an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person aged 16 and over
  • an NDIS participant or unpaid or informal carers of NDIS participants of any age
  • pregnant
  • a quarantine or border worker
  • a health care workers
  • and aged care or disability care resident or worker
  • a person with an underlying medical condition or significant disability
  • a critical or high-risk worker including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing
  • a person with an Australian Border Force outwards travel exemption in an eligible category
  • a temporary visa holder who is currently in Australia and has been approved for return travel to Australia through the travel exemption process.

AztraZeneca vaccine

You are eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine if you are aged 60 years or older.

If you are aged 18-59 years of age, you can choose to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine:

  • following an appropriate assessment of suitability by a qualified health professional; and
  • if you provide verbal or written consent.

Update - 28 June 2021

Health care workers in NSW (including NGO health care workers funded by NSW Health) who are under 60 years and seeking access to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, can book for Pfizer vaccination at the NSW Health Sydney Olympic Park vaccination clinic.

This booking link is available for use by any health care worker in NSW, or worker in clinical area of a health care facility, including public, private and community-based health services. This includes medical professionals, nurses and midwives, allied health staff, dentists, pharmacists, and other people working in clinical health care settings.

Relevant health care workers should follow this link to book:
https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

They will need to click START, provide their age, confirm they are a health care worker, and choose the NSW Health Vaccination Centre (Pfizer) at Sydney Olympic Park as the vaccination location. This will be their vaccination location for both the first and second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

More information can be found at these links below:

Important information for the sector