Updated: COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility

The Victorian Government has announced a further expansion of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination. A summary of who is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as of 25 August 2021 is below, but you can stay up to date with the latest priority groups here.

Who can get a COVID-19 vaccine

As of 25 August 2021, the following people are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Victoria:

  • Everyone aged 16 years and over
  • Young people aged 12 -15 years if they:
    • have an underlying medical condition
    • are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Which vaccine you will receive

Vaccines are administered following the advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI):

Reserved Pfizer vaccine appointments

To help people who are at higher risk of contracting or getting very sick from COVID-19 get vaccinated, appointments are being reserved for Pfizer vaccine at vaccination centres.

To book a reserved appointment call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

The following people can access a reserved Pfizer appointment regardless of their age:

  • All health care workers
  • Public and private residential aged care and disability care workers and residents
  • Hotel quarantine and border workers
  • Household contacts of hotel quarantine and border workers
  • Meat and seafood processing worker and associated cold chain transportation
  • People deemed to be vulnerable and at high risk from COVID-19, including residents of high risk accommodation, people with severe mental health conditions, alcohol and other drug service clients.

How to book

We encourage anyone who is eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

You can book via the Victorian Government online portal or by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

Check your eligibility

Unsure of your eligibility? You can check your eligibility against the national rollout plan and book an appointment by using the eligibility checker.



Vaccination is strictly by appointment only for all vaccine types. Please make a booking to avoid disappointment.Learn more
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