COVID-19 vaccinations rollout – Phase 1b

The national COVID-19 vaccination program transitions to Phase 1b from 22 March and the veteran community is encouraged to make sure they keep up to date with important information ahead of their vaccination.

22 March 2021

To find out when you are eligible to receive the vaccine, visit www.australia.gov.au and complete the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker online. This will tell you which phase you are in.

Phase 1b applies to older age groups (over 70 years), individuals with pre-existing illnesses that predispose them to more severe disease, and some higher risk occupational groups. Phases 2a and 2b apply to the rest of the adult population.

The eligibility checker will also help you to find a vaccination clinic near you if you are in Phase 1a or Phase 1b. If you are not in Phase 1a or Phase 1b, you’ll be able to register your interest to be notified when your phase starts.

A list of general practices, Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services, and GP-led respiratory clinics where COVID-19 vaccinations will be available to people in phase 1b, is now available on the Department of Health website.

When you have received your COVID-19 vaccine it will be recorded on the Australian Immunisation Register. There are many ways you can access your immunisation record. We encourage you to read the how the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out affects you article on our website.

If you need information about COVID-19, the vaccination program or help with the COVIDSafe app, call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080. This number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line provides information and support to senior Australians, their families and carers. Call 1800 171 866 Monday to Friday, except public holidays, from 8.30am to 6pm.