Who can get a vaccine

Last Updated: 04 Jan 2022 9:40am

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Who can get a vaccine

All people aged 12 years and over can get vaccinated against COVID-19:

  • Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine is available to people aged 12 and over at community clinics and participating GPs and pharmacies
  • Moderna (Spikevax) is available to people aged 12 and over at participating community pharmacies.
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) is available to people aged 60 years and over at participating GPs and community pharmacies.

Visit a state-run community vaccination clinic or find a GP or pharmacy near you on the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Children aged 5 to 11 will be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from 10 January 2022. Read more about vaccines for children aged 5 to 11.


Booster vaccines

All people aged 18 years and older are eligible for a booster vaccine from four months after the second dose of their primary course of COVID-19 vaccination.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are approved for boosters.

Booster doses are available at participating GPs, pharmacies and community vaccination clinics.

Read more.


Third dose as part of a primary course

A third vaccination is recommended for people who are severely immunocompromised as part of their primary course of vaccination.

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

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.

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

Read more.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 and over can get a free COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccines are available at state-run community vaccination clinics – to make a booking, go to COVID-19 vaccination or call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Special clinics are also run by different Aboriginal Corporations in different parts of the state.

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


People with a disability or special requirement

People with special requirements or a disability can get a COVID-19 vaccination.

Read more about COVID-19 vaccination services for people with a disability with a special requirement.


Informed consent

Young people under the age of 16 are encouraged to attend their vaccination appointment with a parent or guardian.

However, people under the age of 16 may be able to give consent without a parent or guardian present if the vaccination provider assesses that they are mature and competent enough to do so.