COVID-19 Vaccination rollout for South Western Sydney

Updated: 3 May 2021

Australians are currently being vaccinated in Phase 1a, Phase 1b, and as of 3 May 2021, people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine in Phase 2a.

Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Phase 1a of the national vaccine rollout for priority groups began on Monday, 22 February 2021. The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is being 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

Read more about the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout phases to see when you may be eligible to received your COVID-19 vaccine

*Quarantine and frontline health care workers will need to provide proof of occupation to be vaccinated under phases 1a and 1b of the rollout.

Phase 1b COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Phase 1b of the national vaccine rollout for the next round of priority groups began on Monday, 22 March. The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is being administered.

More than 4,600 general practices – including almost 200 general practices in South Western Sydney – were notified of their approval to participate in the Phase 1b vaccine rollout on Friday, 5 March. Over four weeks beginning the week of 22 March, all general practices who were deemed initially eligible to participate will be progressively included in the rollout.

General practices will be supported by GP respiratory clinics – at Fairfield, Campbelltown, Picton and Mittagong – and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services which will also be providing vaccines in Phase 1b.

Phase 1b priority group includes 

  • Elderly adults aged 70 years and over
  • Other healthcare 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.

Priority groups for COVID-19 Vaccination Program: Phase 1B

Local GPs begin vaccinating patients in next phase of battle against COVID-19

Phase 2a COVID-19 vaccine rollout

From Monday, 3 May 2021 people 50 years and over are eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at General Practice Respiratory Clinics and state and territory vaccination clinics.

From 17 May 2021, people 50 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a participating general practice.

Phase 2a includes:

  • Adults aged 60-69 years
  • Adults aged 50-59 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18-54
  • Other critical and high risk workers

National Cabinet has agreed that, in line with the advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) the Pfizer vaccine will be prioritised for people under 50 years of age across all phases. The AstraZeneca vaccine will be prioritised for people aged 50 years and over. This will apply across all phases below.

Find a respitory clinic and book your vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker

FAQs

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

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:

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.

Visit the COVID-19 Eligibility Checker to check your eligibility and to book an appointment when you become eligible.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources from the Australian Government Department of Health 

 

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.

Call the National coronavirus hotline on 1800 020 080

Call this line if you need information about COVID-19. The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

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.

National Centre for Immunisation Research & Surveillance

SBS – multilingual resources