Children's Vaccination

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Your Questions  ANSWERED

From January 10, 2022 all children aged 5 - 11 years are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

They will be administered a smaller (child-size) dose.

It is important to protect our most precious ones, our children, our future.

SEE BELOW: Your questions answered about the COVID-19 vaccine

1. Who is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine?

All children aged 5 and above are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Children aged 5 – 11 years will receive a smaller (child-size) dose and people aged 12 and above are eligible for the adolescent/adult dose. 

Some children have an increased risk from COVID-19.

This includes:

  • children aged 5 - 11 years with underlying conditions
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • children living in crowded condition or outbreak areas
Children aged 5 - 11 who have previously had COVID-19 can receive the vaccine once they have recovered from their illness.

2. Schedule

It is recommended that all eligible people receive two doses at 3 weeks apart. The child dose (5-11 years) is 0.2mls and the adolescent/adult dose is 0.3mls 
3. Consent

It is very important that the LEGAL guardian provides vaccine consent. 

The legal guardian must accompany the child to provide consent. 

We are unable to immunise the child if the legal guardian is not there.


4.  How do I book an appointment or can I just turn up?

The vaccine will be available at Bukki Road and Workshop Street and you do not need an appointment. 

If you have any questions that you would like to discuss with a doctor please make an appointment, however all of the nurses and health workers giving the vaccine are very knowledgeable and will be able to answer your questions.


Please phone 4226 4100 to make an appointment at Bukki Road or 4056 0000 to make an appointment at Workshop Street. 

Remember an appointment is not necessary and we are very happy to accept walk-ins.

5.  I have many more questions. Who can I talk to?

Yarrabah community members are encouraged to rely on reputable sources of information to help them make informed choices about the vaccine.

Please talk to your GP or a Gurriny Health Worker if you have any questions.

Call Gurriny reception on 4226 4100 – or go online HERE for more information from Queensland Health.

Stay Safe from COVID-19 in Far North Queensland

Gurriny encourages all Yarrabah community to follow the updated advice on COVID-19 issued through social media and the government web links below.

Find the latest QUEENSLAND HEALTH COVID-19 update here.

: If you they have any of the symptoms below get tested for COVID-19 at Yarrabah Emergency Department and do your best to isolate while waiting for test results.

CALL 4226 4100

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