Getting vaccinated is the most important thing we can do to keep ourselves, our families and our community safe from COVID-19. Vaccines help to stop the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of getting really sick from the virus.

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, free and effective, and everyone aged 5 years and over can now book an appointment.

Information about vaccination for children aged 5 - 11 can be found on the NSW Government website.

Booking a vaccination

Vaccination against COVID-19 is available at more than 3000 GPs, pharmacies, Aboriginal Medical Services and NSW Health vaccination clinics across NSW. Many also offer walk-ins.

Book an appointment or find a walk-in location near you.

Accessible vaccination services

There are accessible COVID-19 vaccination clinics available for people with a disability across NSW. Facilities and services include:

  • Wheelchair access.
  • Low sensory or private space: a private room or location away from general vaccinations area.
  • Longer appointments: to allow extra time to calm or inform the individual and improve confidence.
  • Walk-in access: no appointment required.
  • Fast track: clinic allows priority access on arrival to reduce waiting time in queue.
  • Interpreter service: professional healthcare Auslan interpreters are available for people who are Deaf. An Auslan healthcare interpreter will be booked for you by the vaccination clinic.
  • Separate entrance: option to use a separate entrance away from crowds.
  • Staff who are trained or familiar with how to care for people with disabilities.

Find an accessible clinic near you.

Third doses for people who are immunocompromised

Most people require two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to be protected against COVID-19. The time between doses depends on what type of vaccine you get.

It is recommended that people who are severely immunocompromised receive a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to be as protected as possible against COVID-19. If you or someone you care for has underlying health conditions, speak to your doctor about whether you require a third dose.

Find out more about third doses.

Booster doses

COVID-19 booster vaccinations are now available in NSW for people who have already had two primary doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. A booster vaccination can be given three months after your first two doses.

People who are immunocompromised and recommended to receive a third primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are now recommended to have an additional booster dose three months after your third primary dose.

Find out more about booster vaccinations.

In-home vaccination services

If you or someone you care for has additional support needs and cannot travel to a vaccination clinic, you may be eligible to receive vaccination at home.

Different pathways are available, depending on your local health district.

Find out more about in-home vaccination services in your area.

Sedation for vaccination

If you or someone you care for needs extra support to feel calm to facilitate their vaccination, sedation may be appropriate. Those who require sedation should initially be referred to their GP or specialist for assessment and advice.

Find out more about sedation pathways in your local health district.

Help and support

For more help or support, you can call the Disability Gateway Helpline on 1800 643 787. They can make a booking for you. You can also visit the Disability Gateway website.

If you have a question about a vaccine or how to make a booking, you can call Health Direct on 1800 022 222. They can also help you find a clinic near you and find the clinic phone number for you too. Or you can visit the Health Direct website.

The National Relay Service is available for people who have trouble hearing or speaking with people who use a phone.

You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Select option '5' for disability help.

For free help in your language call Translating and Interpreting Services on 13 14 50.

Current as at: Monday 14 February 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW