FREE COVID-19 Vaccine now available in selected Pharmacies
About Our COVID-19 Vaccination program
Chemist King pharmacies are committed to supporting their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Select Chemist King pharmacies are now approved vaccination providers for the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, helping to provide COVID-19 immunisation for our local areas and wider community.
When it is your turn to get vaccinated, you can book your appointments to get your first, second, third, or fourth dose and also your booster of the vaccine.
Click on the links to book a FREE vaccination at your nearest Chemist King pharmacy.
Chemist King Colonel Light Gardens
Chemist King Mount Gambier
Chemist King Frewville
Chemist King Welland
Chemist King Morphett Vale
What has ATAGI said about future boosters?
ATAGI has said "ongoing surveillance of COVID-19 infection rates, new variants and vaccine effectiveness will determine any future recommendations it makes concerning additional booster doses".
How many people have had each dose in Australia?
When it comes to the first vaccine, about 20 million people have had it, according to data from the Department of Health and Aged Care.
And about 19.8 million people have gone back for their second dose. Of those eligible, 14.3 million people have had their third dose.
Data shows 5.4 million people have had a fourth vaccine.
Will the booster protect me from the Omicron variant?
While the original vaccines do offer good protection, newer formulas designed to target the Omicron variant offer a bit more protection.
ATAGI has said while all COVID-19 booster shots are beneficial, Omicron-specific mRNA vaccines are preferred.
Vaccines don't eliminate your risk of getting COVID-19, but they do dramatically reduce the risk of severe disease and death if you do get infected.
The government currently has 4 million Omicron-specific booster doses available, according to the health minister, with another 10 million expected to arrive this month.
"From February 20, all adults who haven't had a booster or an infection in the past six months can go out and get a booster shot to give them additional protection against severe illness from COVID," Mr Butler said.
"If you're 65 or over, or you're an adult at risk of severe COVID illness, and it's been six months since your last booster or infection, it's now time for a booster."