Dear parents and carers,
More Victorian school students are now eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Children aged between 12 to 15 years old are eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine if they:
· identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
· have a specified medical condition.
Eligible young people and their parents or guardians should speak to their doctor if they have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and their health.
Booking an appointment To book an appointment, visit the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website.
Eligible young people are encouraged to get their COVID-19 vaccine at their doctor’s clinic or health care provider. They can also be vaccinated at Victoria’s vaccination centres.
What to bring:
Bring a Medicare card (if you have one) that lists your child’s name, and information about your child’s medical history if they have an underlying medical condition. Please refer to Department Health information on what to bring to your vaccine appointment.
More information Translated advice about the vaccines is available on the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website. For more information about eligibility, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au or use the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.
For further assistance, contact:
· the Department of Health Coronavirus hotline: 1800 675 398
· the National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline: 1800 020 080.