Vaccine bookings now open for people aged 16 and over
From today, everyone aged 16 years and over is eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Every Gippslander aged 16 – 59 years is now eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The AstraZeneca is available for everyone aged over 60 years. There is no eligibility criteria for this group other than age.
Young people aged 12 -15 years are eligible for a Pfizer vaccine if they have:
- an underlying medical condition
- are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Existing exemptions for priority cohorts to receive the COVID-19 vaccine remain.
This is welcome news that simplifies the eligibility criteria for either vaccine and demonstrates the State Government’s commitment to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to get vaccinated.
It is important to stress that all appointments for the Pfizer vaccine need to be booked at any one of Gippsland's vaccination clinics by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 or online at www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/book-your-vaccine-appointment.