On 8 April 2021, the Australian Government updated its advice on the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
For the latest news and information about COVID-19 vaccines in Australia see the Australian Government Department of Health website and the Queensland Health website. Both websites are credible sources for COVID-19 vaccination information and are updated regularly.
Northern Queensland Primary Health Network does not book doctors’ appointments with vaccine providers or determine eligibility.
In the vaccine rollout, COVID-19 vaccines will be available in phases. Groups of people get the vaccination at different times.
The groups are Phase 1a, Phase 1b, Phase 2a, Phase 2b and Phase 3.
To check your eligibility and for bookings, visit the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker, or you can call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080.
- GP Respiratory Clinics are Commonwealth-funded clinics, supported by Northern Queensland Primary Health Network, providing COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible people under Phase 1b, and for people without a Medicare Card or regular GP. These clinics are located in Cairns, Innisfail, Townsville, Charters Towers, and the Whitsundays.
- General Practitioners (GPs) may provide COVID-19 vaccines to eligible patients. You can use the Australian Government’s Vaccine Eligibility Checker to find out which GPs in your region are administering the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are some things you can do now, while you wait to be vaccinated. Find out what you can do to be ready for your COVID-19 vaccine.
If you have any respiratory/cold/flu-like symptoms, such as cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny/stuffy nose, fatigue or lack of taste or smell or a range of other symptoms, including vomiting, nausea or diarrhoea, you should get tested for COVID-19.