COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 vaccination program rollout – new advice (9 April 2021)

On 8 April 2021, the Commonwealth Government accepted recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

The current recommendation is that the Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine for adults under 50 years of age who have not already received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

In response to the announcements, the ACT has made adjustments to its COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.

The ACT Government will continue working closely with the Commonwealth Government on this matter.

The ACT Government encourages people to stay up to date on the evolving situation by visiting the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 vaccine website.

Providing access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines continues to be the ACT Government’s priority.

If you are booked in to get the vaccine at the Garran Surge Centre, but cannot make it to your appointment, please cancel or reschedule using the appointment cancellation form.

The COVID-19 vaccination program has started in the ACT and will roll out over the course of 2021.

All Canberrans will have access to a safe, effective and free COVID-19 vaccine during the rollout.

Our website is updated frequently. Please check back regularly to get the latest news on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

What should I do right now?

  • Stay up to date with the latest news and trusted sources of information.
  • Speak to your GP or primary health provider if you are unsure when it’s your turn to get vaccinated against COVID-19. You can also use the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker to find out when it is your turn to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and how to book if you are eligible now.
  • Call the National Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) if you’d like to speak to someone about the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Continue to be COVID Safe.

Learn how the vaccine works

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

When will I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

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

Preparing for your COVID-19 vaccination

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

Phase 1b

Phase 1b vaccinations started on Monday 22 March 2021.

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.

Information for people with a disability

COVID-19 vaccine information for people with a disability, including easy read resources.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination program.

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: April 14 2021