COVID-19 Vaccine

Getting vaccinated helps get us back to normal

Recent lockdowns and cases of COVID-19 around Australia remind us of the risks that the pandemic still poses to our communities. 

Getting vaccinated helps protect us, our loved ones, as well as our communities and livelihoods. Hopefully, the sooner we get vaccinated, the sooner we may be able to return to life as we knew it: catching up with friends, going on a holiday, and attending classes on campus.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free for anyone living in Australia. We’ve put together the information on this page to help you understand more about them.

Watch our reasons for vaccinating

Have you got questions about why you should get vaccinated against coronavirus? Here, our dedicated health professionals and employees share some of their personal reasons for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Your COVID-19 vaccination questions answered

We’ve seen how quickly the COVID-19 situation can change in Australia and around the world. That’s why it’s important to get both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn. When enough people in Australia are vaccinated, it’s likely to reduce the number of outbreaks and the need to utilise border closures and travel restrictions as preventative public health measures. 

As someone either visiting, working or studying or in Australia, you might have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to access it. To help you feel better informed, we’ve put together a list of some of the most commonly asked questions we are being asked from our members as well as some  from the Australian Government Department of Health website.

If you have any further questions, check the Australian Government Department of Health page, or call the vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080.

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Need support?

Medibank Overseas Student Health cover members can call 24/7 Student Health Support on 1800 887 283 and Medibank members with Visitors or Workers cover can call the 24/7 Medibank Nurse on 1800 644 325.

Things you should know

While we hope you find the information on this webpage helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information on the webpage carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).