Getting vaccinated

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2021 4:17pm

Current vaccination phase: Phase 1a and Phase 1b

Further vaccination centres are continuing to be added. If your current GP is not offering vaccinations, you will be able to book at additional clinics over coming weeks.

Those at greatest risk of exposure or likely to experience serious illness due to COVID-19 are being vaccinated first.

The vaccination rollout plan for Tasmania is:

PHASE 1A


    Workers in this group will be contacted directly about vaccination

  • Border security and quarantine staff (e.g. police, security and hotel staff working in quarantine hotels)
  • Frontline health staff at higher risk (e.g. key emergency, ICU, vaccination, testing and ambulance staff)
  • Residents and staff at aged and disability residential care facilities

The Australian Government will manage these vaccinations

PHASE 1B


PHASE 2A


  • People aged between 50–69 years
  • Other critical and high-risk workers

PHASE 2B


  • Remaining Tasmanians aged 18+ years

Download the Vaccination Roadmap

Children will be vaccinated in phase three if it is clinically recommended and approved.

For more information and the National Rollout Strategy, visit the Australian Department of Health.



Phase 1a

People eligible for a vaccine in phase 1a are being contacted directly to make an appointment to receive the vaccine.

Read the fact sheet for phase 1A vaccine recipients.

Phase 1b

People eligible for a vaccine in phase 1b can find out how to book by using the eligibility checker.

If you are not an existing patient of a GP clinic on the list, please do not call other GPs on the list. Other GPs will be coming on line and State Government run vaccination clinics are being rolled out across Tasmania.

For more information call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.

Before being vaccinated you will be provided with information about the vaccine and will need to sign a consent form, just like with other vaccinations you have received.

For more information about the vaccine, visit our FAQ page.

Location

Dates

Wynyard

18 and 24 April

2 May

Kingston

27 April

3, 4, 10, and 11 May

Brighton

16, 17, 23, 24 and 30 April

7, 8, 14 and 15 May

New Norfolk

18, 19, 20, 26 and 27 April

3, 4, 10 and 11 May

Mowbray

16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 April

4, 6, 11 and 13 May

Deloraine

17 and 24 April

Before being vaccinated you will be provided with information about the vaccine and will need to sign a consent form, just like with other vaccinations you have received.

For more information about the vaccine, visit our FAQ page.

Australians can access their immunisation history statement through Medicare for proof of vaccination, both digitally and in hard copy, if required.

You can access a record of your vaccination online via MyGov through your Medicare or My Health Record account.

For more information about accessing your immunisation history through myGov, visit Services Australia.

Some people may experience minor side effects following vaccination, similar to those experienced following a flu vaccine. Common side effects include pain and redness at the injection site as well as more general side-effects such as muscle aches, chills, headache and tiredness.

A serious allergic reaction such as anaphylaxis is extremely rare and usually occurs within the first 15 minutes following vaccination. This is why you are asked to remain at the vaccination clinic for observation for at least 15 minutes following vaccination, to ensure prompt medical care in the rare event of a serious allergic reaction.

See your usual healthcare provider if:

  • You are concerned about new or unexpected symptoms
  • You have symptoms that are not going away, or getting worse, after a few days
  • Call 000 (Triple Zero) in the event of a medical emergency

Adverse events can be reported to Public Health Services. This can be done by a medical professional or you can report adverse reactions by completing the Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) Reporting Form and submitting to tas.aefi@health.tas.gov.au or via fax on (03) 6173 0821. You can also discuss an adverse event report with the Immunisation team by contacting the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738.

Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI)Reporting Form Word format

Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI)Reporting Form PDF format