Getting vaccinated

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2022 9:30am

On this page

Who can get vaccinated

All people aged 5 years and over can be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Eligible children aged 6 months to under 5 years with medical conditions that increase the risk of severe COVID-19 can be vaccinated. This includes children with: the following or similar conditions:

  • Severe primary or secondary immunodeficiency, including those undergoing treatment for cancer, or on immunosuppressive treatments
  • Bone marrow or stem cell transplant or chimeric antigen T-cell (CAR-T) therapy
  • Complex congenital cardiac disease
  • Structural airway anomalies or chronic lung disease
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Chronic neurological or neuromuscular conditions
  • A disability that requires frequent assistance with activities of daily living, such as severe cerebral palsy or Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccination after having COVID-19

ATAGI recommends waiting three months between testing positive for COVID-19 and getting the next scheduled dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

The next scheduled dose should be given as soon as possible after this period.
Waiting at least 3 months between infection and vaccination is likely to lead to a better immune response and result in longer protection from reinfection.

Find where to get vaccinated in Tasmania.

Booster vaccines

Why you should get a booster

Boosters are highly recommended to help keep up your immunity against COVID-19.

A booster dose will continue to protect you from severe illness with COVID-19.

Find out more about COVID-19 booster vaccine advice.

ATAGI continues to recommend waiting three months between testing positive for COVID-19 and getting the next scheduled dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

How to get a booster

Boosters are available from participating GPs and pharmacies.

To get your booster at a GP or pharmacy:

Third primary and booster doses for people with severe immunocompromise

Who should get a third primary dose

A third primary dose received as part of the primary course is different from a booster vaccine.

For people who are severely immunocompromised, a third vaccination is recommended as part of their primary course to promote a good immune response.

The third dose should be given two and six months after the second dose.

A booster dose can then be given 3 months after completing the primary course

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Read more about COVID-19 vaccination services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tasmania.

People with a disability or special requirement

Read more information about COVID-19 vaccines for people with disability.

For information in Easy Read, please see Fact Sheets about COVID-19 vaccines in Easy Read format.

For more help or support:

  • Call the Disability Gateway Helpline on 1800 643 787 for support with booking.
  • The National Relay Service is available for people who have trouble hearing or speaking with people who use a phone.
  • Call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 and choose option ‘5’ for disability help. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Text Hey EVA to 0481 611 382. Someone from the National Coronavirus Helpline will call you back and find you a COVID-19 vaccine appointment. EVA (Easy Vaccine Access) is available every day from 7am to 10pm (AEST) with free interpreting assistance.

Find more COVID-19 vaccination resources.