COVID-19 vaccine

Updated advice on COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) now recommends the Pfizer vaccine as the preferred COVID-19 vaccine for adults aged 59 and under.

The AstraZeneca vaccine is the preferred vaccine for adults aged 60 years and over.

If you are between 50 and 59 years of age, and already have an appointment for a first dose of AstraZeneca at the Calvary Public Hospital COVID-19 vaccination clinic, we have cancelled your appointment.  ACT Health has sent you a text message regarding this change and will call you in the coming days to offer you a new appointment for the Pfizer vaccine – you do not need to call us.

If you have had your first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine without any serious adverse events it is recommended that you should receive your second dose as planned. You don’t need to contact us. If you have any questions or concerns, speak to your GP or another health care provider.

If you are aged 50-59 years and do not have a vaccine appointment booked yet, we ask for your patience as we work to update the ACT’s COVID-19 vaccination program. New vaccination bookings for this age group aren’t being made just yet. Please do not call our COVID-19 vaccination booking line or try to use MyDHR to create a new booking at this time.  We will let the community know as soon as we’re able to take bookings for this age group.

Book in for your COVID-19 vaccination

We are currently vaccinating all people in phase 1a, 1b, people aged 40 years and over, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 years and over.
Eligible people can now book an appointment online or by calling us.

Access and Sensory clinic

People with disability, support staff, volunteers and carers are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine right now. To better support individual needs, designated appointment times are now available at the Access and Sensory clinic, within the Garran COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic.

Rescheduling your COVID-19 vaccination appointment

If you are booked at an ACT Government COVID-19 vaccination clinic, but cannot make it to your appointment, please cancel or reschedule using MyDHR or by filling in the appointment cancellation form.

When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The COVID-19 vaccination program will roll out in phases over 2021.

Booking your COVID-19 vaccination

People in phase 1a, 1b, people aged 40 years and over, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 16 years and over can book their COVID-19 vaccination online or over the phone.

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccination

Find out what you can do to be ready for your COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn how the vaccine works

Vaccines are one of the most effective ways to protect against communicable diseases, like COVID-19.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination program.

Information for ACT clinicians

COVID-19 vaccine information for ACT clinicians

Information for people with disability

COVID-19 vaccine information for people with disability, including information on how to book at our Access and Sensory clinic.

Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website for information about COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Residential aged care providers, workers and residents

Visit the Australian Government Department of Health website to learn about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout to residential aged care facilities.

COVID-19 vaccine translations

The Australian Government has information about COVID-19 vaccines translated into multiple languages.

Trusted sources of information

When looking for information on the COVID-19 vaccine, use trusted sources which will help you make an informed choice.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: June 18 2021