All children aged 5 years and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends:
ATAGI has also recommended the Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine as a booster dose for adolescents aged 16-17 years.
Check the latest vaccination information for children, young people and parents.
Read our Vaccination FAQs.
Registering and booking online is the best way to secure an appointment at a Queensland Health vaccination location, including the Queensland Children’s Hospital.
Walk-in appointments are available at selected locations, but cannot be guaranteed. Once you have registered, you will be invited to book an appointment in your local area when appointments become available.
To register your child for a COVID-19 vaccine, parents and carers should follow the steps in this guide: booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment for someone else (PDF). If you need help making a booking on behalf of your child, contact 134 COVID (134 268).
Remember to bring your Medicare card to your appointment.
Queensland Children’s Hospital Vaccination Clinic
The Queensland Children’s Hospital vaccination clinic provides Pfizer vaccinations only and is accepting appointments for children aged 5-11 years only. Walk-ins for 5-15 years may be accepted (where supply is available) but booked appointments will be prioritised.
Centre for Children’s Health Research
(opposite the Queensland Children’s Hospital),
62 Graham St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
General practitioners and pharmacies
If you prefer to have your child vaccinated by a GP or at a pharmacy, you can book an appointment via the Australian Government Vaccine Clinic Finder and choose a location near you.
Preparing your child for their vaccination
Having a game plan can help your child prepare for the vaccination if they are feeling a bit anxious about it. Empowering your child with some decisions beforehand such as which arm they will be injected in, whether to sit on your lap or hold your hand, whether to watch the injection or not, etc. gives them some control over the situation. You could also let your child choose a treat or a special activity you can do together afterwards to help ensure the experience ends on a positive note.
For more information, see Helping an anxious child through their vaccination
Why should my child have the vaccine?
COVID-19 is a serious illness that can affect everyone in our community. By having your child vaccinated against COVID-19 you are protecting them from getting seriously ill if they were to get infected with the virus. If they’re vaccinated your child is also less likely to transmit the virus to other family members.
Watch our COVID-19 vaccination and children 12+ Q&A session to find out more.
Watch our COVID-19 vaccination and children (5 years+) Q&A session to find out more.
Still got questions? Read our FAQs.