COVID-19 vaccination

Making safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines available to all Australians is a key priority of the Australian, State and Territory governments. Researchers and companies across the world are developing potential vaccines for COVID-19, and the Australian Government is tracking vaccine progress and working with developers to organise access for Australians if vaccines are successful.

Vaccine development

The Australian Government is responsible for selecting and purchasing vaccines. Vaccines will only be available to Australians once proven safe and effective for use by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) (external site).

To find out more about the latest news and information for Australians about the development, approval process and plans for COVID-19 vaccines, access the COVID-19 vaccines hub (external site).

WA Health response

The WA Department of Health is committed to implementing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination program as soon as practicable.

To prepare for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines in Western Australia, WA Health has established a COVID-19 vaccination program team to develop the implementation approach.

The team comprises of a range of professionals with extensive experience in various aspects of establishing and implementing vaccination programs. The WA Department of Health will keep all Western Australians updated as the program progresses.

COVID-19 vaccine updates (e-newsletter subscription and past editions)
Last reviewed: 22-12-2020