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August 13, 2021
Some students in the higher education and training sector in critical and higher risk settings are now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination and can access an appointment at vaccination centres across Victoria.
Eligible higher education and training students:
All Victorians aged 40 years and over are eligible for vaccination.
Additionally, people aged 12 years or older are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people or have a specified underlying medical condition. People aged 16 years and over are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine if they are National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants. Pregnant women aged 16 years and over are also eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine, and are encouraged to get vaccinated at their doctor’s clinic or health care provider to discuss their health and any questions they have.
Currently, the following Victorian higher education and training students are also eligible to receive the vaccine as part of Phase 1b:
AstraZeneca vaccine for students aged 18 to 39 years
People aged 18-39 years who provide informed consent can now get the AstraZeneca vaccine at selected Victorian vaccination centres.
Informed consent involves signing a document showing you are aware of the risks of receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, including the risk of thrombosis thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS).
The AstraZeneca vaccine will still be available to 18 to 39-year-olds at participating GPs, respiratory clinics and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations as well.
For more information about eligibility in the COVID-19 vaccination program visit: Who can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination for students on placement in residential aged care
COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory from 17 September 2021 for all residential aged care workers, including students on placement. Students must have received a minimum first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this time.
Proof of vaccine eligibility
Individuals seeking vaccination based on their occupation or study as part of Phase 1b must provide evidence of their eligibility. For information on what students should take, refer to What to bring with you to your vaccine appointment.
Eligible students should also take to their appointment:
How to book an appointment