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COVID-19 vaccination

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The COVID-19 vaccine will be available to all Australians throughout 2021. Learn about how the vaccine was developed, how it works and when you might be eligible.


The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (or 'ATAGI') has recommended that currently, use of the Pfizer vaccine is preferred over the AstraZeneca vaccine in adults under 50 years of age who have not already received a first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

For more information, see Can I get the AstraZeneca vaccine?



About the COVID-19 vaccines

Getting the vaccination

After you get the vaccination

Resources in other languages

COVID-19 vaccination resources in other languages are available from the Department of Health.

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Visit healthdirect's COVID-19 hub for more more information about COVID-19, including tools for checking symptoms and restrictions.

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Last reviewed: April 2021


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