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COVID-19 Vaccinations

Supporting our university community to get vaccinated
We are committed to supporting all staff and students by providing clear information on vaccination and making it as easy as possible for them to access vaccines.

Why should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccination provides individual protection, reduces transmission to others in the household and community, and is vital to restoring social and economic activity. 

The Australian government recommends two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible people aged 16 years and over. 

The benefits of getting vaccinated

Vaccination expert Professor Julie Leask explains how the benefits of vaccination far outweigh the risks and why it’s important to get vaccinated.

How can I access a COVID-19 vaccination?

All adults in Greater Sydney are strongly encouraged to book in for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer vaccine

  • University of Sydney students, staff, and their spouses and dependants aged 12-59 are able to book in for a Pfizer vaccination at the University Health Service. These appointments are only open to Medicare card holders, and you will need to bring your staff or student card with you. Book online.
  • Residents of the Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) aged 16-59 are eligible to make a booking to get a Pfizer vaccine.
  • Residents of NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern and other nominated LGAs aged 16-59 are eligible to make a booking to get a Pfizer vaccine

AstraZeneca vaccine

What if I still have questions about getting vaccinated? 

Please refer to the latest ATAGI and NSW Health advice and book an appointment to discuss with your healthcare provider or GP. 

Download the COVID-19 vaccination banner and Zoom background

If you've been vaccinated, you may wish to share it on social or in your email signature to show your support and encourage others to get vaccinated. Download our 'I've been vaccinated' banner (jpg, 28KB) or Zoom background (jpg, 91KB) and tag the University in your posts.

Information for Faculty of Medicine and Health students 

Some Faculty of Medicine and Health students may be required to be vaccinated to attend critical clinical teaching and placement activities and progress in their courses. More information for these students is available on Canvas