COVID-19 vaccine eligibility Photo Courtesy: Algeria

As Queensland continues to learn to live with COVID-19, it is important that we continue to do everything we can to stop the spread of the virus and keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe and protected against COVID-19.

From 4 January 2022, anyone aged 18 years and over who has already completed their primary COVID-19 vaccine course four or more months ago is eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster dose.

From 31 January 2022, the COVID-19 booster dose will become available for those who had their second dose three or more months ago.

The COVID-19 booster dose will provide an extra layer of protection against COVID-19, particularly with COVID-19 cases in Queensland rising.

The Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) vaccines are recommended for your booster dose regardless of which vaccine you had for your first 2 doses.

You can book or walk in at any Queensland Health COVID-19 vaccination clinic, you do not need to return to where you got your primary course of COVID-19 vaccine.

Please visit the Queensland Health vaccination locations page for more information on walk-ins and operating hours.

Please visit the Vaccine Clinic Finder to receive your COVID-19 booster dose at an approved General Practice (GP), GP–led respiratory clinic, Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Service or Pharmacy.

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free – which is why so many Queenslanders have already made the choice to be vaccinated.

Queenslanders are urged to get their booster dose as soon as possible, if you are currently not eligible familiarise yourself when you received your last COVID-19 vaccine and set a reminder in your calendar.

It would be appreciated if you could please advise your community of these important messages to assist in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

As always, if you have any concerns regarding the COVID-19 vaccine it is recommended you seek information from a medical professional or for more information please visit www.health.qld.gov.au or www.covid19.qld.gov.au.