Third dose now mandatory for relevant workers to keep WA safe

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A third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will now be mandatory for all workers in industries covered by a vaccine mandate.
A graphic showing a COVID-19 vaccine clinic with an open sign on the front door

Based on the latest health advice, Western Australia workers who come under an existing vaccine mandate will now be required to have a third dose within one month of eligibility, as part of the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. The third dose will help reduce community spread and the risk of severe infection.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is set to make a decision regarding the timeframe between second and third doses. It is currently five months.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the Comirnaty (Pfizer) and Spikevax (Moderna) vaccines as the COVID-19 third doses.

You can get your third dose at state run clinics, GPs, pharmacies and Aboriginal Medical Services. Whilst an appointment is not necessary, those with an appointment will be prioritised.

For more information and to find your nearest vaccine provider, visit Roll up for WA (external link).

Page reviewed 22 December 2021