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Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you, your family, your friends and the community
There are a number of ways you can get your free COVID-19 vaccine.
The Tasmanian Government is running free community clinics across the State.
Clinics may be in place for a limited time, closing after delivering first doses and then moving to other locations and communities. Clinics then return to deliver dose 2. Other clinics are remaining in more permanent locations.
Community clinics are delivering Pfizer vaccine (first and second doses) and AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine (second dose only). Read more on where you can get an AZ vaccination.
A number of general practices are offering the COVID-19 vaccine.
Check your regular practice’s website or give them a call to see if they’re participating in the rollout.
If you are eligible to receive the vaccine and your general practice is not providing it, you can access a free vaccine at a community clinic, GP respiratory clinic, or another general practice accepting other patients. Check the eligibility checker.
GP Respiratory Clinics
There are Australian Government-funded GP respiratory clinics located in Hobart, Launceston and St Helens offering the vaccine for free to eligible people.
To book an appointment call:
Hobart GP respiratory clinic – 03 6165 2367
Launceston GP respiratory clinic – 03 6310 8310
St Helens GP respiratory clinic – 03 6351 0007
Community pharmacies have joined the Tasmanian Government in rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination program across the state. Approved pharmacies are delivering the Moderna (Spikevax) vaccine to people aged 12 and older and giving the AstraZeneca vaccine to people aged 60 and over. As the roll-out progresses, more pharmacies across Tasmania will become part of the vaccination program. Use the Vaccine clinic finder to find a participating pharmacy in your area. Visit Australian Government Department of Health for more information.
More information is available on disability information.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a third dose for people who are severely immunocompromised. This is because a small number of people who are on immunosuppressive therapies or immunocompromised might not be fully protected by the regular two doses of a vaccine.
People eligible for a third dose includes people with active cancers, organ transplant recipients, recent stem cell transplant recipients, people on immunosuppressive medications or taking high dose steroids, those born with immunodeficiencies and people on long-term dialysis. It is recommended that the third dose is administered between two and six months after the second dose. A minimum of four weeks may be considered in exceptional circumstances.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are preferred to AstraZeneca for this third dose, but AstraZeneca can be used for people who have received this vaccine for their first two doses.
If you think you may be eligible for a third dose of vaccine, talk to your doctor or medical care provider for further information. If your medical practitioner is participating in the COVID-19 vaccination program, they will provide you with the third dose.
People receiving a third dose will need to complete the attached eligibility form with their GP.
COVID-19 vaccination bus
The Department of Health is running a COVID-19 vaccination bus service in rural and remote parts of Tasmania.
The bus service will visit townships in the north, northeast, northwest, west coast, southern midlands, and central highlands to give people living in these areas an accessible vaccination option.
Two buses will hit the road on Monday 18 October and set up in each town for up to one day at a time.
The schedule for the first three weeks is linked below.
The service will offer the Pfizer vaccine to anyone aged 12 and above.
This is walk-in service. Just turn up on the day without an appointment and get vaccinated on the bus.
The service is run in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania.
Buses will be staffed by Department of Health immunisers and RFDS staff and volunteers.
To help you prepare for your appointment please read Preparing for your appointment.
Tasmanian Public Health Hotline
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, please call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738