Preparing for your vaccination

Before your vaccination appointment, you should make sure your details are up to date with Medicare.

If you don't have your account set up, you can:

  • enrol in Medicare, if you're not already enrolled

  • set up your Medicare online account if you're enrolled in Medicare, but  don't have Medicare linked to myGov, or

  • get an Individual Health Identifier (IHI), if you're not eligible for Medicare.

Please note, if you don't have a Medicare card, or are not eligible for Medicare, you can get your free vaccination at a Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic or a state or territory vaccination clinic.

Your can also read this patient factsheet developed by the Australian Government Department of Health:  https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-preparing-for-covid-19-vaccination

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