Preparing for your appointment

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2021 5:11pm

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To help you prepare for your appointment please read the information below. If you are supporting or caring for someone please read our information for carer’s .

Before your appointment

Please read the information sheet relevant to the vaccine you receiving:

Before you receive your vaccine you will need to complete a consent form; you can download the consent form and bring it with you, or paper copies will be available at the clinic.

Please bring:

  • your Medicare card (if you have one), and
  • identification that shows your date of birth.

Please also bring the following, if applicable:

  • Information about your medical conditions, particularly allergies or bleeding disorders
  • Information about any medications you are taking
  • Information about any previous COVID-19 vaccine received (vaccine brand and date of vaccination)
  • If you are a healthcare, critical or high-risk worker, you may be required to provide evidence of your occupation to prove your eligibility. We suggest you bring your staff/employment card with you.
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If you have had any other vaccination (e.g. the flu vaccine) you should wait at least 7 days before having a COVID-19 vaccination.

During your appointment

Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment and allow up to 45 minutes for your appointment. You need to wait 15 minutes after your vaccination, or 30 minutes if you have a history of allergy or anaphylaxis.

Staff will help you book another appointment for your second dose.

To book your appointment

  1. Find your nearest clinic
  2. Follow the instructions to book your appointment. Please read the Step by Step guide on how to book an appointment if you need extra help.
  3. If you need help to make a booking, call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Book your vaccination appointment

Changing or cancelling your appointment

If you need to change or cancel your vaccination appointment you can do this by calling the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or by logging into your vaccination account.”