Last updated: 17 February 2021
The Australian Government is in charge of selecting, buying and regulating the COVID-19 vaccines. The Queensland Government is in charge of delivering the vaccines across our state.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be rolled out in stages, over a 6 to 12-month period. The COVID-19 vaccine National Roll-Out Strategy details the phases in which vaccines will be made available.
The first to receive the vaccine will be those people who are at greatest risk of exposure and the most vulnerable to COVID-19. The rollout of the vaccine will begin in mid to late February for the highest priority groups and will be made available free of charge to all Australians.
The video below describes how vaccines will be rolled out, and who they will go to first.
Where can I find COVID-19 vaccine information for aged care providers and workers?
The Australian Department of Health has prepared information here:
Information for residents in residential aged care:
A fact sheet for residents is available here:
Frequently Asked Questions for COVID vaccines in residential aged care:
If you’ve got questions, check here, or you can contact COTA Australia’s hotline on 1300 COTA AU (1300 268 228)
Looking for more information?
Unfortunately, there is incorrect information around about immunisation.
Trusted sources of information are:
- The Australian Government website
- The National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccination services policies and plans
- Queensland Health’s Question and Answers section – roughly a quarter of the way down the page