The Queensland rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine aims to protect our most vulnerable Queenslanders, protect and maintain a robust health system and contain COVID-19 at our international borders by protecting priority frontline health care, border and quarantine workers.

Queensland is Australia’s most decentralised and diverse state and vaccinating our population is no small feat. Queensland Health aims to give every eligible Queenslander the opportunity to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible, and is working collaboratively with the Australian Government to ensure an effective and efficient rollout for our rural and remote communities.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout phases

Phase 1a – Frontline health care and quarantine workers, residents in care facilities

  • Priority frontline health care workers, staff who work in:
    • direct clinical care to COVID-19 positive individuals
    • COVID-19/Infectious Disease Wards
    • Emergency Departments
    • Intensive Care Units
    • Queensland Ambulance Service frontline responders
    • Fever and Respiratory Clinics
    • public and private (international) aeromedical retrieval teams
    • pathology staff, medical researchers and scientists working with SARS-CoV-2
  • Priority quarantine and border workers:
    • staff who work in quarantine facilities including workers who deliver health services, personal services, security services, all front and back of house hotel and cleaning services, and passenger transport services
    • staff who work in air and sea border security including relevant Australian Federal
      Police and Queensland Police Service staff
    • Queensland residents working in international air crew
    • marine pilots
  • Aged care and disability care workers (vaccination rollout managed by the Australian Government Health department)
  • Aged care and disability care residents (vaccination rollout managed by the Australian Government Health department)

Estimated population: 125k, up to 250k doses

Phase 1b – Individuals with higher risks

  • Elderly adults aged 70 years and over
  • Other health care workers
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 55
  • Younger adults with an underlying medical condition, including those with a disability
  • Critical and high-risk workers including defence, police, fire emergency services and meat processing

Estimated population: 1.049m, up to 2.098m doses

Phase 2a – Individuals with moderate risks

  • Adults aged 50-69 years
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18-54
  • Other critical and high-risk workers

Estimated population: 1.255m, up to 2.51m doses

Phase 2b – Rest of adult population

  • Balance of adult population
  • Catch up any unvaccinated Australians from previous phases

Estimated population: 1.496m, up to 2.992m doses

Phase 3 – Children and young adults

People under the age of 18 if recommended

Estimated population: 1.177m, up to 2.354m doses

Vaccination process

The COVID-19 vaccine is given in 2 doses, on the dat of vaccination with the first dose the patient is screened, vaccine dose given, follow up information provided, vaccination record entered into Australian Immunisation Register and other relevant systems, patient is monitored post-vaccination. The patient will be sent a reminder to schedule their second dose. The day of vaccination process is the same for the second dose.

Vaccination hub locations

Every hospital and health service in Queensland will be providing vaccinations as part of Queensland’s rollout. The following vaccination locations are now offering vaccines to those who are eligible.

For more information about COVID-19 and it’s vaccination, on the Australian Government Department of Health website

  • Aramac Community Outreach Program
  • Atherton Hospital
  • Barcaldine Hospital
  • Biggenden Outreach Service
  • Biloela Hospital
  • Boigu and Dauan Outreach Service
  • Brighton Health Campus
  • Bundaberg Hospital
  • Caboolture Hospital
  • Cairns Hospital
  • Capricorn Coast Hospital Outreach Service
  • Charters Towers Hospital (including Eventide Residential Aged Care)
  • Childers Outreach Service
  • CQU City Campus
  • Dalby Hospital
  • Eidsvold Outreach Service
  • Emerald Hospital
  • Gin Gin Outreach Service
  • Gladstone Hospital
  • Gold Coast University Hospital
  • Hervey Bay Hospital
  • Innisfail Hospital
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • Logan Hospital
  • Longreach Outreach Service
  • Mackay Base Hospital
  • Maryborough Hospital
  • Monto Outreach Service
  • Mount Isa Hospital
  • Mundubbera Outreach Service
  • Numinbah Correctional Centre
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • QEII Hospital
  • Queensland Children’s Hospital
  • Redcliffe Hospital
  • Redlands Hospital
  • Residential Disability and Aged Care Facilities (managed by the Australian Government)
  • Rockhampton Hospital
  • Rockhampton Outreach Service
  • Roma Hospital
  • Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
  • Stanthorpe Hospital
  • Sunshine Coast University Hospital
  • Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (RBWH/Herston Campus)
  • The Prince Charles Hospital
  • Thursday Island (TCHHS outreach program)
  • Toowoomba Hospital
  • Townsville University Hospital
  • Warwick Hospital
  • Wide Bay Hospital & Health Service Biggenden Outreach
  • Wide Bay Hospital & Health Service Childers Outreach

To check your Eligibility for the covid vaccine, or for more information on COVID-19 and the COVID-19 Vaccination, please visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.