The COVID-19 vaccine is an important measure to keep the WA community safe and healthy.
The rollout of the vaccine in WA commenced in late-February 2021, with priority groups (external link) offered the first doses. This included people most at risk of becoming very ill with COVID-19, and people at greater risk of becoming infected through their work.
Australia’s vaccination program is managed by the Commonwealth Government (external link). The WA Department of Health are responsible for the rollout of the vaccination program in WA.
It is recommended all adults get the COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible. The vaccine will be free.
Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved for use in Australia by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). This means they have met the TGA’s rigorous standards for safety, quality and efficacy.
For more information about vaccines, see the following information: