Third Dose

Book your third dose vaccine today

If you are aged 16 and over and you had your second dose 3 or more months ago, you are due for your third dose now.

Third dose for 16 to 17 year olds 

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends a third dose for everyone aged 16 years and over.

If you’re aged 16 to 17 years and you had your second vaccination 3 or more months ago, you’re due for your third dose.

You can book a third dose your nearest state-run vaccination centre by booking online or by calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a disability aged 16 to 17 years are able to walk up without a booking and receive a vaccine from any state-run vaccination centre.

You can also book a third dose at GP or pharmacy by using the Australian Government’s Vaccine Clinic Finder.

You can find out more by reading ATAGI’s statement.

Staying protected and booking information

You need your third dose to keep up your immunity against COVID-19.
Bookings at GPs and pharmacies across Victoria are available now.
You can also get vaccinated at your nearest state-run vaccination centreBook online or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398 between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week.
You can get the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for your third dose regardless of the vaccine you received for your first two doses.
You can also get the AstraZeneca vaccine as a third dose if you:
  • received AstraZeneca for your first two doses, and there are no contraindications or precautions for use
  • had a significant adverse reaction to a previous mRNA vaccine dose (for example, Pfizer or Moderna) that means you cannot have another dose of an mRNA vaccine.
If you’re not sure which vaccine you’re eligible for, talk to your GP

Third dose vaccination requirements

Under new pandemic orders that came into effect on 12 January 2022, workers in key sectors who are already required to be fully vaccinated with two doses must get their third dose before being permitted to work on site.

This applies to healthcare, aged care, disability, emergency services, correctional facilities, quarantine accommodation and food processing and distribution workers (excluding retail).

Workplaces must sight and record proof of vaccination. This does not apply to workers who have a valid medical exemption.

Workers eligible for a third dose on or before Wednesday 12 January will have until Saturday 12 February to get their third dose.

See more information on Worker vaccination requirements.

Use the guide below to work out when you are due.

 

Your third dose will appear on your Australian immunisation history statement. It will also appear on your COVID-19 digital certificate from late January.

You can get a third dose if you completed an initial course of vaccination overseas with a COVID-19 vaccine recognised by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

People who are immunocompromised

People who are immunocompromised will receive three primary doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

ATAGI also recommends people who are severely immunocompromised receive a fourth dose of vaccine 3 months after their third primary dose. This ensures people with suppressed immunity have the same level of protection against COVID-19 as the general population.

Find out how to book your vaccine appointment.

How to check when you had your second dose

You can access your COVID-19 immunisation history in your COVID-19 digital certificate. Find out how to get proof of your vaccination.
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