COVID-19 Vaccination Information

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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:
www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/covid-19-vaccine-information-for-aged-care-providers-and-workers

Information for residents in residential aged care:

A fact sheet for residents is available here:

www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccine-information-for-residents-in-residential-aged-facilities-and-their-families-representatives-and-carers

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)

www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccine-frequently-asked-questions-for-the-covid-19-vaccines-in-residential-aged-care

Looking for more information?

When looking for information, use trusted sources such as Queensland Health and the Australian Government. These sites will help you make an informed choice.

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