The best vaccine is the one you can get right now. Vaccines prevent serious illness, hospitalisation and death. That protects you. Vaccines may also reduce transmission. Less illness and less transmission protects our health care system and our community.
Vaccination is free
You do not need a Medicare card. Vaccines are free for everyone. You do not need to be a permanent resident or Australian citizen.
COVID vaccines are available for everyone aged 5 years and over in Australia.
If you are aged 12 and over, can have the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
If you are aged 18 and over, you can also get the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Children aged 5 to 11 will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine has been created for young children.
Book your appointment at state-run vaccine hubs.
If you need to get a first or second vaccine dose, you can get it at pharmacies or GPs and state-run vaccination centres.
Victorians aged 18+ can get their third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine after three months. Between 21 to 24 January 2022 the vaccination centres will be offering walk-ins for Victorians aged 18 and over to receive their third dose. Find out the vaccination centre locations.
Booking your vaccination
- You can use the online booking system to book an appointment at a vaccination centre or you can call the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
- If you are attending a pop-up vaccination centre that requires a booking, use the unique link in the vaccination centre table on the Coronavirus website.
- You can also get your COVID-19 vaccine through participating doctor's clinics, pharmacies, or community health services
You will be asked to provide proof of vaccination status upon entry to many Council facilities.
You can access easy step-by-step instructions to help you access your COVID-19 vaccination digital certificate.
Get your information from reliable sources
- Coronavirus vaccine website
- Department of Health - COVID-19 vaccines
- Your doctor or pharmacist
- The Vaccine hotline – 1800 675 398
There is lots of wrong or confusing information online, on social media and in our communities. Talk to a health professional. You can also access an interpreter to help talk to your doctor, TIS 1300 132 621.