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).