Booking a COVID-19 vaccination
Posted on March 22, 2021
Tasmanians are urged to be patient as the COVID-19 vaccination program is gradually rolled out.
All eligible Tasmanians will have the opportunity to be vaccinated in coming months, starting with the elderly and other vulnerable people and frontline healthcare workers.
To see when you or a loved one can get your vaccination, go to the online Vaccine Eligibility Checker. If you are eligible now, you will be able to go through to the Vaccine Clinic Finder to find a general practice, Tasmanian Government community clinic, or Australian Government-funded respiratory clinic that is providing vaccinations in your area.
If you prefer not to use the online option, you can call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080.
It’s important to note that not all general practices have chosen to deliver the vaccine at this stage. And those who have decided to participate only have access to limited supplies of vaccine, which they will be receiving at different times over coming weeks.
If your own general practice is delivering the vaccine and you’re eligible under Phase 1B* (see below), it’s likely that they will get in direct contact with you. You could also try checking their website to see if there is information about their involvement in the vaccination program.
Please don’t call them to make an appointment if you’re not eligible under Phase 1B – general practices have been inundated with vaccination inquiries which can make it difficult for sick patients to get through to them.
If you are eligible under Phase 1B and your regular general practice isn’t providing the vaccine, you could consider making an appointment at a Tasmanian Government community clinic or Australian Government-funded respiratory clinic. Appointments at these clinics will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. They can be made via the Vaccine Eligibility Checker or vaccination helpline mentioned above. These clinics are being added to the national booking system as they come online.
*Phase 1B is for people aged 70 and over, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 55, adults with certain medical conditions, healthcare workers, and critical high-risk workers. Full details of the rollout phases is available on the Australian Department of Health website.