All people aged 12 and over are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the Comirnaty (Pfizer) or Spikevax (Moderna) vaccine for people 12 years and older. Read the ATAGI recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in all young adolescents in Australia.
Children under 12 years are not currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine in Australia, however international trials are under way. Access to COVID-19 vaccines for children under 12 years will require approval by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Check the latest information on vaccine eligibility and the rollout in Queensland.
How can I get my family vaccinated?
Queensland Health vaccination clinics
Queensland Children’s Hospital Vaccination Clinic
Queensland Health has a number of additional vaccination locations across the state.
Registering online is the best way to secure an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination location, including the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Walk-in appointments are available at selected locations, but cannot be guaranteed. Once you have registered, you will be invited to book an appointment in your local area when appointments become available.
To register your child for a COVID-19 vaccine, parents and carers should follow the steps in this guide: booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for someone else. If you need help making a booking on behalf of your child, contact 134 COVID (134 268).
Remember to bring your Medicare card to your appointment.
General Practice and Pharmacies
Make a booking via the Australian Government Vaccine Clinic Finder and choose a location near you.
Why should my child have the vaccine?
COVID-19 is a serious illness that can affect everyone in our community. By having your child vaccinated against COVID-19 you are protecting them from getting seriously ill if they were to get infected with the virus. If they’re vaccinated your child is also less likely to transmit the virus to other family members.
Watch the COVID-19 vaccination and children 12+ Q&A session to find out more.
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COVID-19 vaccination advice for health professionals
The Queensland Specialist Immunisation Service, based in the Queensland Children’s Hospital, can provide specialist COVID-19 vaccination advice for children with complex medical conditions.
For general enquiries about COVID-19 vaccination, community health professionals should first contact 134 COVID (13 42 68).
If you have general questions about COVID-19 and children, email COVIDquestions@health.qld.gov.au.
Note: This email should not be used for clinical enquiries. If you are concerned about your child’s health, seek medical advice from your child’s specialist, GP or other healthcare provider.
In an emergency always call 000.