About vaccination

Before you book in for a COVID-19 vaccination, you can learn more about how safe, effective and essential they are for protecting us and those we care for. Getting vaccinated is the best way we can get back to the way of life we know and cherish.

Vaccination is free, safe and the best way to protect yourself, your family and the community. COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in protecting people against severe illness, hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines are available to everyone aged 5 years and over in Australia.

The type of vaccine you can have depends on your age and, in some cases, whether you have certain medical conditions.

If you are aged 12 and over, you can have the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

If you are aged 18 and over, you can also receive the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines.

Children aged 5 to 11 will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine has been created specifically for young children.

None of the above listed vaccines contains animal products or alcohol.

COVID-19 vaccination – What is it? Is it safe?

How COVID-19 vaccines work

COVID-19 vaccine safety and approvals process

COVID-19 vaccines are free and available for everyone in Australia

Additional resources

About the Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine

The Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine is one of the preferred vaccines for people aged 12 years or older.

Learn more about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

About the Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine

The Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine is one of the preferred vaccines for people aged 12 years or older.

Learn more about the Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine.

About the AstraZeneca vaccine

The AstraZeneca vaccine is available to people aged 18 years or older.

Learn more about the AstraZeneca vaccine here.

About the Novavax vaccine

The Novavax vaccine is available to people aged 18 years or older.

Learn more about the Novavax vaccine here.

Frequently asked questions

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