Booking your COVID-19 vaccine
You can now book your booster vaccine online if it has been 4 months since your second dose.
Book to get your COVID-19 vaccine at NT Vaccination Centres, participating GP Clinics, Respiratory Clinics, Pharmacies and Aboriginal Health Clinics.
Children aged 5-11 years are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. A parent or legal guardian will be asked to consent to your child being vaccinated at the appointment.
A factsheet has been developed to assist you in talking to younger children about getting the vaccine.
How to book
Mobile Vaccine Clinic
NT Health can provide a pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic at your workplace or event to vaccinate eligible people.
We can also come to the home of anyone who requires additional care.
You can book the mobile vaccination unit via email or by calling the NT COVID-19 Hotline 1800 490 484.
You can book the mobile vaccination unit via:
Visit the frequently asked questions page for more information about getting your vaccine and preparing for your appointment.
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 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.
Only attend if you have a booked appointment. The estimated time in the clinic will be 30 minutes. It is a requirement that staff observe you for 15 minutes post vaccination.
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.
After consent, you will be able to receive your COVID-19 vaccination.
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.
On 8 October 2021 ATAGI recommended a third primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in severely immunocompromised populations to address the risk of suboptimal or non-response to the standard 2 dose schedule.
This is not a booster dose. The third dose is intended to maximise the level of immune response to as close as possible to the general population.
Anyone who believes they have an immunocompromising condition or undertaking therapies outlined in page two of the ATAGI recommendations should seek advice from their medical practitioner as to whether they meet the criteria, and to access vaccination.
NT Health are currently developing process to allow people requiring third primary doses access through NT Health Vaccination Centres.
Booster doses are available to everyone aged 18 years and over who have had both doses of their primary course of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months ago.
A primary course consists of two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine registered for use in Australia for the general population.
Booster doses are not recommended for people who are severely immunocompromised or people aged 5-17 years.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and recommended by ATAGI as a COVID-19 booster dose.
You can have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as a booster dose regardless of which vaccine you had for your first 2 doses.
You can have the AstraZeneca vaccine as a booster only if you:
- Can’t have the Pfizer vaccine for medical reasons
- Had 2 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine previously.
A booster dose increases your protection against:
- The COVID-19 virus
- Getting seriously ill or going to hospital
- Giving COVID-19 to other people
- Dying from COVID-19.
You must book an appointment to get your booster dose, walk-ins will not be accepted at NT COVID-19 vaccination centres.
You can book to get your booster dose at a NT Vaccination Centre, participating GP Clinics, Respiratory Clinics, Pharmacies and Aboriginal Health Clinics.