How to prepare for your COVID-19 vaccine

Once your appointment for your COVID-19 vaccine is booked, there are some things you can do to prepare for it.

Ensure your details are up to date with Medicare, if you have an account. You do not need to be registered with Medicare to receive the vaccination, but if you do have a Medicare card, bring it to your appointment on the day.

Gather the documentation you’ll need to bring with you:

  1. photo ID (not required for under 18's)
  2. Medicare card, if you have one
  3. employee ID, if you are getting a COVID-19 vaccine because of your occupation
  4. information about any of your medical conditions, allergies or bleeding disorders
  5. information about any medications you are taking
  6. information about any previous COVID-19 vaccine if you have received one (vaccine brand and date of vaccination)
  7. information about any reactions you have had to any vaccine in the past
  8. the name of your current GP/s and any specialist doctors you see if you’re getting vaccinated at a GP that isn’t your regular clinic.

Tell your vaccine provider if you have had another vaccine in the 14 days before your COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

You should not attend your COVID-19 vaccination appointment if you:

  • are unwell with fever, cough, runny nose or other symptoms that could be from COVID-19
  • are awaiting COVID-19 test results
  • have tested positive with COVID-19 and you are in isolation
  • are in quarantine
  • are a close contact of someone with COVID-19.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment at a community vaccination clinic, you can do this on your VaccinateWA (external link) account or call 13COVID (13 26843) and select option 1 for the WA Vaccination Booking line.

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment at a general practitioner, contact them directly.

Book online or call 13 COVID to book your COVID-19 vaccination