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Information for our community

Where to get vaccinated and how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

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Booking your vaccine

Click through below to visit the vaccine eligibility checker to see when you can book a COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout for Queenslanders

60 years of age and over

If you are aged 60 or over there are a number of ways you can book an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine:

  • General Practitioner-led respiratory clinics
  • Selected General Practices
  • Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services
  • Selected Community Pharmacies.
Priority Group 1a, 1b and people aged 40-49

All people in Priority Group 1a and 1b as well as people aged between 40-59 can now book to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at a Queensland Health vaccination location.

If you are aged between 40-59, please select ‘Adult aged under 60 years’ as your cohort within the registration form. Once registered, Queensland Health will be in contact with you when appointments become available.


Further information

Find out more about the vaccines, the rollout strategy and how to book an appointment to be vaccinated, click through to the Queensland Health website or call the COVID-19 vaccination helpline on 1800 020 080 if you have any questions.


Vaccine safety concerns

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) issued an initial statement on 8 April 2021 recommending that the COVID-19 vaccine by Pfizer (Comirnaty) is preferred over the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in adults aged under 50 years.

On 23 April 2021 ATAGI reviewed their advice and reinforced its position that Comirnaty (Pfizer) is preferred over AstraZeneca vaccine in people under the age of 50 years except in circumstances where the benefit is likely to outweigh risk and where informed consent has been obtained.

People who have had the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca without serious adverse effects can be given the second dose, including adults under 50 years.

Protecting yourself and others from COVID-19

The Australian Government Department of Health has information about protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Novel coronavirus is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.

To protect yourself and others from infection practice good hand and respiratory hygiene including:

  • cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
  • covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
  • avoiding contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath
  • staying 1.5 metres away from people
  • staying home if you are unwell.


For information and advice

Call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To access the COVID-19 symptom checker and restriction checker visit the healthdirect website.

The Queensland Government has detailed information for the community on its website about COVID-19 including what it is, symptoms and prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Further information can be obtained by calling 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

The Multicultural Connect Line has support and information to help you access aid, assistance and mental health services in your language. Call 1300 079 020.


COVID-19 exposure

If you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19, phone your GP or local health service before attending.

GP respiratory clinics are now open in the Brisbane North and Moreton Bay region, established as part of the Department of Health's response to COVID-19 testing and management. For more information on GP respiratory clinics visit this page on our site.

If you cannot maintain social distancing, consider wearing a mask.

For more information on mask wearing visit the Department of Health's website or the World Health Organisation's website, which offers advice on when and how to use masks.

COVID-19 healthcare support service

The specialist COVID-19 Healthcare Support Service ensures those who have specific healthcare needs are supported when they enter the state from a COVID-19 hotspot or from overseas.

The service is supported by nurses, doctors, social workers, paramedics and representatives from other Queensland government department. It provides a case-managed approach for those entering mandatory quarantine who have complex health care needs.

To access the service, call 134 COVID (13 42 68). For more information, including self assessment guidance and patient information, click through below.

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Mental health resources

If you are feeling worried or anxious about COVID-19 there are steps you can take.

My Mental Health Service Navigators: The PHN's team of mental health service navigators are able to provide reliable information and support. Contact the service navigators on 1800 752 235 (Monday to Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm) or email navigation@brisbanenorthphn.org.au.

The PHN has developed a resource listing the various tools, fact sheets and professional development opportunities available to support people impacted by COVID-19—both practitioners and people accessing services.

The Department of Health's Head to Health website offers tips for maintaining good mental health, information on how to access mental health services, information for parents, and how to keep older Australians safe and connected by helping them get established online.

To receive frequent mental health updates on coronavirus subscribe to the Department of Health's enews.

Useful websites

Supporting our whole community

Making sure everyone can access the support they need.

Emergency relief

For those seeking food relief, visit the Ask Izzy search engine. Users can search for a range of charities and services according to their location or postcode. The search engine is a free and anonymous database of over 360,000 services including housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice, addiction treatment and a whole lot more.

To support those affected by COVID-19 the Queensland Government has set up a Community Recovery Hotline: 1800 173 349. People who have been quarantined or that are self-isolating and are not able to be self-reliant can call the helpline to arrange delivery of essential food and medication.

Queenslanders can also access an extensive list of emergency relief programs on the Queensland Government website.

Domestic and family violence services

Support services for people impacted by domestic and family violence continue to be available throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are unwell or feel unsafe, you can leave your home to seek support.

Further information about support services is available at the Queensland Government website.