As of the 13th September, 2021 all children (and parents and teachers) aged 12 and over are now eligible for the free covid-19 vaccination.
Students aged 12- 17 will receive the Pfizer vaccine. Adults aged 18 – 59 can chose between Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, aged 60 and over will receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Children under 12 are not yet eligible. The best way to protect young children from COVID-19 is for adults and older siblings to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
Students studying any Units 3 and 4 subjects (and their teachers and examiners) are given priority bookings until the end of this week.
We strongly recommend calling these local numbers directly rather than booking with the Government hotline or website as you may be sent unnecessarily far away or have to wait for a long time for an appointment.
The vaccination is free including for people without Medicare cards. We highly encourage all teachers, parents and students to get the vaccination as soon as possible (and join 72% of people in NGS who have had the vaccination!). All of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and optional and the best way to protect your family from the Delta variant of COVID-19 which is a serious and dangerous disease.
Thank you to everyone who has already rolled up their sleeve and had the vaccination.
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