COVID-19 Vaccination information: August 2021

UPDATE – 24 August 2021:

From 7am Wednesday 25 August 2021, all Victorian 16 to 39-year-olds will be eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine with a total of 830,000 appointments available. COVID vaccines are safe and effective. They are best way to protect yourself from serious illness, hospitalisation and death from COVID, and to protect others.

See the Government COVID website to book your appointment and for more information.

Proof of vaccine eligibility

If you’re seeking vaccination based on your work or study as part of Phase 1b you need to provide proof of eligibility – see: What to bring with you to your vaccine appointment.

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for students on placement in residential aged care

COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory from 17 September 2021 for all residential aged care workers, including students on placement. You must have received at least your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this time.

Don’t forget to bring proof to your appointment, including:

  • student ID or work ID card

AND

  • proof that you are currently studying in one of the eligible Phase 1b categories.

OR

  • evidence of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) registration (for healthcare students).

Where to get vaccinated

Check the list of Victorian vaccination centres, or speak to your GP.

For more information about eligibility in the COVID-19 vaccination program visit: Who can get vaccinated against COVID-19.

How to book an appointment

Appointments at COVID-19 vaccination centres can be made on the book your vaccine appointment page. If you’re undertaking training or placements in healthcare, or residential aged care and disability care settings, you can access priority bookings via the Victorian coronavirus hotline. Call 1800 675 398 and tell the hotline operator that you are part of one of these priority groups.