If you are currently living with HIV, you are considered to be
prioritised for the COVID-19 vaccine according to your age.
To find out which COVID-19 vaccine you’re eligible for and
where you can book in to get vaccinated, visit the Vaccine Eligibility Checker.
Latest Update: Monday 20 September 2021
From 12.01am, Monday, 20 September: Restrictions in local government areas of concern will start to align with other lockdown areas, as vaccination rates continue to rise in Sydney’s West and South-West.
On 25 June 2021, NSW Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong entered a COVID-19 lockdown for two weeks in response to the growing COVID-19 virus outbreak. Due to finish on Friday 30 July, the lockdown was extended to midnight Thursday 30 September 2021.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is prioritised for people aged 60 and over years of age.
The Pfizer vaccine is prioritised for people aged 16 to 59 years of age.
All COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of your Medicare or visa status. Vaccine providers cannot charge you for the COVID-19 vaccine or for your appointments to receive the vaccine. If your vaccination provider charges for any costs associated with the administration of the COVID-19 vaccination (including booking fees), contact the Department of Health by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Provider Benefits Integrity Hotline on 1800 314 808 (9am to 5pm AEST weekdays).
Positive Life has formulated a body of work in response to support all people living with HIV across NSW to ensure communications and messaging with our community living with and affected by HIV in NSW is targeted, nuanced and practical. Below we offer a briefing of the work we will complete over the coming months. It includes but is not limited to the following:
In the Know (Research and Treatments Information Session)
We held an event on Tuesday 9 February as part of our regular ‘In The Know’ Research and Treatments information sessions, with three guest speakers presenting on the COVID-19 vaccine and what it means for our community members living with HIV. They were:
We are also available to support you to access the COVID-19 vaccine and explore your options around eligibility, disclosure or clinic availability. If you have any concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines, or experience any barriers accessing a COVID-19 vaccine please call us on (02) 9206 2177, 1800 245 677 (freecall outside metro) or email email@example.com
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