Pfizer vaccine now available to healthcare workers in Victoria, regardless of age

July 28, 2021

Healthcare workers who have not yet had their first dose are encouraged to book in for their COVID-19 vaccination.

Eligibility to receive the Pfizer vaccine was previously based on the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation age guidance. Victoria is now offering the Pfizer vaccine to people in eligible priority groups aged 16 years and over, including:

Healthcare workers eligible under Phase 1A and 1B:

  • frontline staff in facilities or services such as hospital emergency departments, COVID-19 and respiratory wards, intensive care units and high-dependency units, GP respiratory clinics, COVID-19 testing facilities, and ambulance and paramedic services
  • doctors, nurses and midwives, allied health professionals, dental practitioners
  • all public and private hospital staff and practitioners in private practice, community, residential disability or residential aged care
  • community pharmacy staff
  • students on clinical placement in 2021
  • onsite administrative staff, cleaners, kitchen staff and other ancillary staff in healthcare settings.

How to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment as part of an eligible priority group

Healthcare workers are encouraged to book their appointment by calling the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. Tell the hotline operator you are a healthcare worker.

For more information on the COVID-19 Vaccine please visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/vaccine

COVID-19 vaccine webinar for healthcare workers

The Department of Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine webinar for healthcare workers (part 2) on Tuesday 17 August.

Healthcare workers can join Dr Tom Schulz, Dr Anita Muñoz, Dr Vijay Roach and A/Prof Margie Danchin to further explore COVID-19 vaccination. Hear the latest on the vaccine rollout, answer your questions about safety and side effects, and build confidence in answering challenging questions from patients.

Click here to register and access the ‘part 1’ recording.