Australia's phased virus vaccine rollout

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Phase 1a (up to 1.4 million doses):

Quarantine and border workers

Frontline healthcare workers

Aged care and disability care staff

Aged care and disability care residents


Phase 1b (up to 14.8 million doses):

Elderly adults aged 80 years and over

Elderly adults aged 70-79 years

Other healthcare workers

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 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 personnel


Phase 2a (up to 15.8 million doses):

Adults aged 60-69 years

Adults aged 50-59 years

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18-54

Other critical and high-risk workers


Phase 2b (up to 16 million doses):

Balance of adult population

Catch up any unvaccinated Australians from previous phases


Phase 3 (up to 13.6 million doses):

If recommended for people under 16 years.