COVID-19 Vaccine for Agribusiness

Protecting agribusinesses against COVID-19

Vaccination remains the best way to keep our communities and businesses open.

Queensland's COVID-19 Vaccine Plan for our borders details changes to domestic and international travel to Queensland when we reach vaccination targets for the eligible population. It is critical for Queenslanders to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and others when the border opens. There are restrictions for unvaccinated people. Check out the border and social measures at each stage under the Vaccine Plan.

Agribusinesses are encouraged to promote the COVID-19 vaccine to their workers to minimise the risk of business lockdowns, and protect families, colleagues and the community. The vaccine is free for everyone in Australia, even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident.

Available resources on this site will help agribusinesses discuss COVID-19 vaccination with their workers. Please make use of the fact sheets, communication toolkit and FAQs in your business. Useful links are also provided, including on workplace rights and obligations for COVID-19 vaccinations from the FairWork Ombudsman.

A separate eHub has also been established with business continuity resources to help you prepare for, and respond to, COVID-19 cases at your business. By implementing a business continuity plan you will minimise the impact of the virus on your business.

Please request additional information or ask a question via the feedback form.

There are several options for eligible people to get vaccinated in Queensland. We encourage you to get vaccinated and protect yourself and others. Many Queensland Health vaccination locations are accepting walk-ins.

A vaccination appointment can be booked at a:

  • Queensland Health vaccination location
    Register online and you will be contacted to make a booking as soon as appointments become available.
     
  • participating General Practitioner (GP) or community health service / pharmacy
    Book an appointment direct with your own GP or pharmacy. Search for a GP or pharmacy.
     
  • private vaccination provider
    Agribusinesses can engage a private vaccination provider through the Vaccine Administration Partners Program (VAPP) to provide an on-site vaccination program to employees. 

You can also book a vaccination or find a walk-in location via the Check In Qld App. For assistance with booking your appointment, including video tutorials and user guides, visit the Queensland Health website or call 134 COVID (134 268).

When and where to get a booster dose

You can book a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if it has been four months or longer since your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Third doses are available for severely immunocomprised sooner. Read more about when you can get your booster dose, how to book, and the vaccine types available. Agribusinesses can engage a private provider to offer booster doses on-site to employees by accessing the Vaccination Administration Partners Program. The list of providers is updated weekly.

The date you had your second dose of vaccine is on your COVID-19 digital certificate.

Where to get a vaccine

Vaccine locations are available throughout the state. Find out how to find a vaccination provider near you.

Information for meat processors, seafood and food distribution workers

Meat processors, seafood and food distribution workers are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccine as a high risk worker.

To book a vaccine appointment on the registration form, select the cohort category ‘Meat processing, seafood and food distribution workers' so you can be promptly contacted with an appointment.

If the employer has been issued with a registration code, enter this in the registration form. Don't worry if you don't have a code - while it is helpful for reporting purposes, you will still receive the same priority service without it.