Are you prepared for the COVID-19 vaccination?

What should I do before I get vaccinated for COVID-19?

Find out what you can do to be ready for your COVID-19 vaccine.

1. Continue to protect yourself and your family against COVID-19

Whether you are vaccinated or not, there are things you can do to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. You must:

2. Check your current eligibility

Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to see if you are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Find out more about COVID-19 vaccines and getting vaccinated in Australia.

National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline

If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call the telephone number listed below. If you need assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please note the call centre is unable to book appointments on your behalf.

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3. Prior to Vaccination, make sure your Medicare details are correct

While you wait to be vaccinated for COVID-19, there are some things you can do to get ready.

Make sure your details are up to date with Medicare. You can do this using either your:

If you don’t have your account set up, you can:

Once you’ve had your vaccine, you’ll be able to get an immunisation history statement to prove your vaccination status. You can get proof of vaccinations from your Medicare immunisation history through myGov, or by calling Medicare on 1800 653 809.

Find out how to get your immunisation history statement on the Services Australia website.

After you have checked that your Medicare details are correct, it’s time to get ready for your appointment. You can find more information in these patient resources:

Guardians, carers and family members who need a consent form for someone they care for can download the Consent form for COVID-19 vaccination.


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