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How to get a vaccine in Sydney right now

Everyone in Australia over the age of 12 can now get any of the three approved vaccines, Modern, Pfizer or AstraZenca

Maxim Boon
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Maxim Boon

NSW is now the most vaccinated state in Australia, with more than ten million doses in arms to date. From October 11, the state will begin exiting lockdown, but only for those who have been double jabbed. If you're yet to get your first dose, here's how you can get on the path to exiting lockdown rules for good.

If you are aged 12 and over

Everyone in Australia over this age is now eligible for any of the three currently approved vaccines: Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca. AstraZeneca is recommended for people over the age of 50, due to an extremely rare side effect causing deep vein blood clots, while Moderna and Pfizer are the preferred vaccine for people 49 or younger.

There are three different types of venue where you can receive a jab: a pharmacy; a federal vaccination hub; or at your GP's surgery. 

You can find out your nearest vaccination site, and book, using this handy online tool

If you are pregnant

The federal government has updated the national vaccine eligibility checker to now include pregnant people. This means that pregnant people, now classified in the phase 1b category, can now book their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine appointments.

If you don't have Medicare

Covid-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of their Medicare or visa status, but you will have to book in at a Commonwealth, state or territory vaccination clinic. You can find a list of those clinics here, and you'll be able to book in online. No other documentation is necessary other than a copy of your photo ID. 

If you require proof that you've had your vaccination, you can ask your vaccine provider to print a copy of your Immunisation History Statement for you or you can call the Australian Immunisation Register to have a copy of your vaccination history sent in the post. 

Here's how you can get your vaccine certificate on your phone or digital wallet.

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