Booking your COVID-19 vaccine
Please note it is recommended to have a 7 day interval between your COVID-19 vaccination and any other vaccinations. Please consider the timing of other vaccinations when booking.
It’s time to roll up your sleeve NT and get the COVID-19 vaccine. All people aged 12 years and over are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the NT.
NT Health is working to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to remote communities across the Northern Territory in partnership with Aboriginal Health Organisations.
You can also get a COVID-19 vaccine at one of the Aboriginal Health Centres and can book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment by telephone.
Vaccination information in language
For more information, visit the Australian Government Department of Health website or call the National COVID-19 Helpline 1800 020 080 .
Preparing for your vaccination
Make sure your details are up to date with Medicare. You will need your Medicare details when booking and at your appointment.
If you don’t have an account set up, you can:
- Enrol in Medicare, if you’re not already enrolled.
- Set up your Medicare online account, if you’re enrolled in Medicare, but don’t have Medicare linked to myGov.
Once vaccinated, you’ll be able to get an immunisation history statement to prove your vaccination status.
You can still get the COVID-19 vaccine for free with an Individual Health Identifier (IHI) through Services Australia.
An Individual Healthcare Identifier is a unique number used to identify an individual for health care purposes.
You can go into your nearest Centrelink office to apply for an Individual Healthcare Identifier. Alternatively you can:
Once you receive your IHI you can book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment when it is your turn.
You should not attend a COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:
- are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
- are awaiting COVID-19 test results
- have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation
- are in quarantine
- are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.
If you fall into any of the above categories, check with your GP or health clinic. You may need to reschedule your appointment for vaccination.
You will need to bring your Medicare card and ID with you to the appointment.
At your appointment, you will complete a form listing any medical conditions and provide consent. You can also ask any questions at this time.
Once you have provided consent, you will be able to receive your COVID-19 vaccination.
After your vaccination you will need to wait 15 minutes for observation.
You will also receive your appointment time to get your second dose. You need two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure the best protection.