COVID-19 Vaccination rollout for South Western Sydney
Phase 1a of the national vaccine rollout for priority groups began on Monday, 22 February 2021. The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be administered.
Phase 1a priority group includes
- Quarantine and border workers*
- Frontline health care worker sub-groups for prioritisation*
- Aged care and disability care staff
- Aged care and disability care residents
*Quarantine and frontline health care workers will need to provide proof of occupation to be vaccinated under phases 1a and 1b of the rollout.
Vaccine locations in South Western Sydney
More than 240 aged care and disability facilities in over 190 locations, including Austral, Glenfield, Minto and Prestons, are part of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine Phase 1a rollout. Liverpool Hospital is a vaccination hub for frontline health workers.
If vaccine supply increases during Phase 1a, additional vaccination hubs, spokes and outreach clinics may be able to be supported and information on this page will be updated.
Once more vaccine doses become available from Phase 1b, it is expected that one or more COVID-19 vaccines will be available for the wider population through usual immunisation providers, including GP practices, GP respiratory clinics and Aboriginal health services.
Vaccination information for residential aged care residents, carers and families
The Department of Health have provided the following fact sheets for residential aged care residents, carers and families:
- COVID-19 vaccination – After your COVID-19 vaccination
- COVID-19 vaccination – Information on COVID-19 Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccination – What to expect on COVID-19 vaccination day at your residential aged care facility
- COVID-19 vaccination – Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination
National vaccination rollout
The number of Pfizer hubs will increase as more doses arrive in Australia.
The AstraZeneca vaccine will be available at GP respiratory clinics, General Practices that meet specific requirements, Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services, and state-run vaccination clinics.
As the rollout continues, more locations will also be made available. When vaccines become broadly available, some workplace vaccination sites and community pharmacies that meet specific requirements will be added.
Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- Elderly adults aged 80 years and over
- Elderly adults aged 70-79 years
- Other health care workers
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people > 55
- Adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
- *People will need to provide proof of these conditions to demonstrate their eligibility for vaccination via My health record, a health professional referral if required or a declaration form.
- Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing
- * Workers will need to provide proof of occupation to demonstrate their eligibility.
Phase 2a COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- Adults aged 60-69 years
- Adults aged 50-59 years
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18-54
- Other critical and high risk workers
Phase 2b COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- Balance of adult population
- Catch up any unvaccinated Australians from previous phases
Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine rollout
- < 16 if recommended
No need to register to get a COVID-19 vaccination
There is currently no need to register to be vaccinated. You may be able to book online as the rollout progresses.
Where and when to attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment
How you receive your appointment information will depend on which phase you are in. In Phase 1a most vaccinations will be organised by a person’s employer or care facility.
You will have access to digital and non-digital options to book your vaccination, and receive appointment details.
The Australian Department of Health website is the main source of information on COVID-19 vaccines and the vaccination rollout in Australia. Visit their website for information on the COVID-19 vaccine, getting vaccinated and priority rollout.
Call the National coronavirus hotline on 1800 020 080
Call this line if you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources from the Australian Government Department of Health
- How COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed
- How COVID-19 vaccines are tested and approved
- COVID-19 vaccine overview – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination – After your vaccination – Easy Read
- COVID-19 vaccination decision guide for frail older people, including those in residential aged care facilities (PDF | 458 KB | 4 pages )
COVID-19 vaccines development times (animation)
This video describes how COVID-19 vaccines have been able to safely be developed and rolled out quicker than other vaccines.
- Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines
- Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples about COVID-19 vaccines
- What should I do before I get vaccinated for COVID-19?
- COVID-19 vaccination – COVID-19 vaccination decision guide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning pregnancy
SBS – multilingual resources
- SBS Australia’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan - in language videos
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources from NSW Health
The pages on the NSW Health website are intended to complement the national content, not to replace or duplicate it.