The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has updated its advice regarding the next dose of COVID-19 vaccines.
ATAGI recommends the following groups have another vaccination if their last COVID-19 vaccine or infection (whichever is most recent) was six months ago or longer, regardless of the number of prior doses received:
- All adults aged 65 years and over
- Adults aged 18 to 64 years who have medical conditions putting them at risk of severe COVID-19.
ATAGI advises that adults 18 to 64 years consider getting the next dose, as well as children aged 5 to 17 if they have medical conditions that increase their risk of severe COVID-19.
The 2023 dose is not recommended for children under the age of 18 who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccinations can be booked at participating GPs, pharmacies, Aboriginal Medical Services and community health clinics. The vaccine is free but some immunisation providers may charge a service fee.