Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you, your family, your friends and the community.
The Tasmanian and the Australian Governments are working together to give safe COVID-19 vaccinations to the community. Vaccines will be delivered in phases, with the first phase starting 23 February 2021. All Tasmanians aged 18 and over will be able to get vaccinated for free by the end of October 2021.
Everyone in Australia will have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Australia has purchased more than enough vaccines for everyone, but first, each vaccine must get the tick of approval from Australia’s health regulators.
All up, Australia has purchased more than 114 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, to be able to quickly and effectively deliver the vaccines to everyone in Australia.
Each vaccine is rigorously tested to meet the standards of our world-leading regulator the Therapeutic Goods Administration – or TGA.
The TGA reviews clinical trial data and results for assessment of potential COVID-19 vaccines. Now that our first vaccine has been approved, it will be made available to those most at risk. They include health, aged and disability care workers, aged and disability care residents and border and quarantine workers.
Once more supplies are available, the vaccines will be rolled out to everyone in Australia throughout this year.,
Two doses will be needed per person to offer the best protection. The vaccines will be an important part of our fight against COVID-19, helping to prevent death and serious illness. Despite this, the approval will not be rushed.
In the mean time we all need to continue to be COVID safe by practising good hygiene, physical distancing and getting tested.
To learn more visit health.gov.au
National coronavirus helpline
If you have questions or want more information about COVID-19 or COVID-19 vaccines, call the national helpline on 1800 020 080.
Tasmanian Public Health Hotline
If you have questions about COVID-19 or feel unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, please call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.