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Both COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Eligible Patients

May 26, 2021


Phase 1a consists of frontline health care and quarantine workers, and residents in care facilities. This includes:
    1. Priority frontline health care workers, and staff who work in:
      • Direct clinical care to COVID-19 positive individuals
      • COVID-19/Infectious Disease Wards
      • Emergency Departments
      • Intensive Care Units
      • Queensland Ambulance Service frontline responders
      • Fever and Respiratory Clinics
      • Public and private (international) aeromedical retrieval teams
      • Pathology staff, medical researchers and scientists working with SARS-CoV-2
    2. Priority quarantine and border workers:
      • Staff who work in quarantine facilities including workers who deliver health services, personal services, security services, all front and back of house, hotel and cleaning services, and passenger transport services
      • Staff who work in air and sea border security including relevant Australian Federal
      • Police and Queensland Police Service staff
      • Queensland residents working in international air crew
      • Marine pilots
    3. Aged care and disability care workers (vaccination rollout managed by the Australian Government Health department)
    4. Aged care and disability care residents (vaccination rollout managed by the Australian Government Health department)

Phase 1b will include adults with higher risks such as:
    1. Elderly adults aged 70 years and over
    2. All health care workers such as:
      • All workers in health facilities who have contact with the public. As a guide, this includes:
        • Clinical staff including assistants
        • Interpreters
        • Volunteers
        • Laboratory staff
        • Ancillary staff such as administrative staff, IT support, kitchen staff, cleaners, maintenance, hospital retailers, security
        • Contractors, locum and agency staff
        • Health professional students on placement.
      • Queensland Health Healthcare workers including students and support staff who have contact with the public in all other settings.
      • Healthcare workers in private practice
      • Any other healthcare worker not employed by Queensland Health
    3. Disability and aged care workers including:
      • Essential carers (paid and unpaid) including carers who are also family members of someone with a disability or an elderly person
      • Individuals not already vaccinated who have contact with clients in any care setting (e.g. residential facility, in-home, short-term out-of-home, respite, community care, centre-based care and leisure settings)
      • Individuals who are volunteers and provide support to a person with a disability or elderly person in any care setting
    4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 50
    5. Younger adults with a specific underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
      • Who have a moderate risk of severe illness from COVID-19 if you have:
        • Adult survivors of childhood cancers
        • A non-haematological cancer (diagnosed in the last 12 months)
        • Some chronic inflammatory conditions and treatments or other primary or acquired immunodeficiency
        • Severe mental health conditions
        • Chronic renal (kidney) failure
        • Heart disease (coronary heart disease or failure)
        • Chronic lung disease (excludes mild or moderate asthma)
        • Diabetes
        • Severe obesity with a BMI >= 40 (kg/m2)
        • Chronic liver disease
        • Some neurological conditions (stroke, dementia, other)
        • Poorly controlled blood pressure
        • Down syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
      • Who have a high risk of severe illness from COVID 19 if you:
        • Have had an organ transplant and are on immune suppressive therapy
        • Have had a bone marrow transplant in the last 24 months, have haematological diseases or cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
        • Are on immune suppressive therapy for graft versus host disease.
    6. Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services, meat processing and other industry groups
      • Emergency service personnel (paid and unpaid) who have contact with the public. Workers include:
        • Police
        • Fire
        • Emergency services
        • Surf life savers
        • Marine rescue
        • Queensland Corrective Services including Youth Detention Centres.
      • Licensed meat processing workers:
        • Abattoir workers, including attending veterinarians
        • Workers in boning rooms
        • Smallgoods manufacturers
        • Cold chain transport workforce
        • Seafood processing
      • Workers at international airports
      • Maritime industry workers
      • Workers involved in manufacture and distribution/delivery of COVID-19 vaccines
      • Active Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and Australian Government officials about to be deployed or currently deployed overseas on official government business
    7. Household contacts of quarantine workers, border workers and healthcare workers who are at a higher risk of having contact with COVID-positive patients

Phase 2a will include adults with higher risks such as:
    • Adults with moderate risks:
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18-49
      • Adults aged 50-69 years

We are OPEN for COVID-19 Vaccinations Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM
To check your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
Please book appointments for your 1st and 2nd doses of the vaccine by clicking HERE or through the HotDoc app. Alternatively, please call us on 5322 4900.
Please ensure you are selecting the right booking columns when booking online.

You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

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