Book your vaccination
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). AZ is recommended for people aged 60 years and over. 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 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 Eligibility Checker to find a participating pharmacy in your area. Current advice is that AstraZeneca is the preferred vaccine for people aged 60 and over. Visit Australian Government Department of Health for more information.
More information is available on disability information.
Preparing for your appointment
To help you prepare for your appointment please read Preparing for your appointment.
COVID-19 Schools Program
COVID-19 Schools Vaccination Program
The Tasmanian Government is delivering free COVID-19 vaccines to students in years 11 and 12 aged 16 years and older in schools and colleges across the state. Staff will also have the opportunity to receive the vaccine if they haven’t already.
The schools program is part of the Tasmanian Government’s “Super Six” week vaccination effort and is being delivered in conjunction with the Department of Education with the aim of minimising disruption to the study and examination schedule.
This age group has been prioritised in recognition that they are socially active and are key drivers of transmission of the Delta variant of COVID-19 across the country.
Students will receive the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine which has been approved for use in Australia for people aged 16 years and over by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and is delivered in two doses, three weeks apart.
Consent to receive the vaccine
All Tasmanians are being strongly encouraged to get vaccinated to protect themselves and the wider community.
For young people under the age of 18 our preference is that this decision is reached jointly with their parent or guardian. The preference is also for students and their parent or guardian to complete the consent form together.
However, in some circumstances, students over the age of 16 may be able to give their own consent following discussions with a nurse immuniser.
Consent forms can be collected from the school or can be accessed here.
For more information view COVID-19 Schools Program FAQs.
Tasmanian Public Health Hotline
If you have questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, please call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738