Fourth dose available for more at-risk Western Australians

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More Western Australians can receive a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.

A fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccination is now available for more Western Australians who are at increased risk of severe COVID-19.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) now recommends a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccination for:

  • people aged 16 to 64 years who have a medical condition that increases their risk of severe COVID-19 illness
  • people with disability with significant or complex health needs.

Healthy people aged 16 to 64 who do not have a risk factor for severe disease and who have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccine are not recommended to receive a fourth dose at this time.

The fourth dose is also available for the following people in high risk groups, including:

  • people aged 65 years and above
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • people with severe immunocompromised (this will be their fifth dose), and
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over.

People who are eligible for the fourth dose, but have had a recent infection of COVID-19, should wait until 3 months after their infection to get their fourth dose.

For more information about the latest fourth dose recommendations, visit ATAGI’s website or consult your GP or health professional.

To book a COVID-19 vaccination, visit Roll up for WA (external link).

Page reviewed 12 July 2022