You can get vaccinated at any Congress clinic.
Are you confused about how many needles you need to be best protected against COVID-19?
You only really need to know one thing: the full course of vaccines will help stop you getting proper sick from viruses like COVID-19 and the flu.
Things like your age and how healthy you are will affect how many doses you should have.
Children aged 5-15 years need two needles.
Aboriginal people aged between 16-50 need 3 COVID needles to be best protected.
Aboriginal people aged over 50 or at risk need 3 needles THEN an extra one 4 months later to keep strong and safe against COVID.
The flu shot is important too. The flu is back now that people are travelling around again. You can get the flu shot at the same time as your COVID needle. Just ask your health worker.
And if you are not sure what you need to do, a clinician can tell you when you need to get your needle to best stay protected.
So come on – Have those needles to stay safe and well!
How to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccination
Please make sure your Medicare details are up to date. You can do this online or talk to your normal Congress clinic for help.
When you call about your vaccine, we will ask you some easy questions to see if you should talk to a doctor before you get the vaccine.
After you have an appointment booked, on the day of the appointment you should call us if:
- if you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
- if you are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or have tested positive for COVID-19 or,
- if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19
We will tell you if it is ok to go to the appointment. If you are feeling unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19, you should get tested.