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When can I roll up my sleeve? Vaccine Eligibility Information

Posted March 15 2021

From March 22, doctors across the region will begin to vaccinate for COVID-19 to those who are eligible to be vaccinated under Phase 1b.

It can be confusing to know when you become eligible to receive a vaccination, but there are a few ways you can find out:

  • Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker. This site will tell you when you become eligible, and if you are eligible, allow you to book a vaccination appointment.
  • If your doctor is vaccinating and you are eligible, they may contact you to make an appointment (it will be busy for the first few weeks so please be patient)

Those eligible under Phase 1b include:

  • Adults aged 70 years and over
  • Other health care workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55
  • Adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
  • Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.

More information about when you can get a COVID-19 vaccination is available at the Department of Health's website, as well as our PatientInfo sites (Hunter New England site, Central Coast site).

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