Due to the current limited supply of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Queensland Health needs to prioritize vaccination for people who have a higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 and those who are due for their second dose. The vaccination program will continue to be expanded as Queensland receives more supply.
Who is currently eligible for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
- Any adult aged 16-59 years
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 and over
- People aged 12-59 with a specified underlying medical condition, including those with a disability and their carers
- NDIS participants, their carers and support workers (aged 12 and over)
- Pregnant women during any stage of pregnancy
- Any worker in the following industries:
- Residential aged care and disability care workers
- Healthcare workers and support staff including students on clinical placement
- Workers at airports that receive international and domestic flights
- Queensland-based international and interstate air crew workers
- Border workers
- Freight workers who cross domestic borders
- Fly-in-fly-out mining workers based in Queensland who fly or drive to work and are then accommodated on site at a mining operation within Queensland or other parts of Australia or Papua New Guinea
- Volunteers at a COVID-19 testing or vaccination clinic
- Maritime industry workers
- Critical and high risk workers e.g. emergency services, corrective services, youth detention centres and meat processing businesses.
- Household contacts (aged 12 years and older) of quarantine workers, border workers and healthcare workers who are at a higher risk of having contact with COVID-positive patients
PLEASE NOTE: Patients aged 60 years and over can only have the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. They are NOT eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine unless they have one of the following medical condition(s):
- Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST)
- Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)
- Idiopathic splanchnic (mesenteric, portal or splenic) venous thrombosis
- Anti-phospholipid syndrome with thrombosis
- Anaphylaxis, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia or other serious adverse event attributed to the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
- History of anaphylaxis to a component of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
- Other approved medical contradiction to AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Please note that HHS vaccination clinics may require further information to assess eligibility and patient’s may not be vaccinated on the day of presentation if this is unavailable.
If a patient does not have any of the above medical condition(s) and/or are unable to provide relevant documentation, they will NOT be able to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at our clinic and instead will be referred to get the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
More eligibility information for the COVID-19 vaccinations can be found on the QLD Health website .
COVID-19 Vaccination Consent Form – For patient’s who are booked in to receive a COVID-19 vaccine with us, please complete this consent form prior to your vaccination appointment.