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WINTER BOOSTER COVID-19 VACCINE FOR THOSE WHO ARE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED ANNOUNCED

ATAGI has made a long-awaited announcement recommending a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to increase vaccine protection before winter for those who are immunocompromised.

The booster dose is recommended for people aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise (as defined in the ATAGI statement on the use of a 3rd primary dose of COVID-19 vaccine in individuals who are severely immunocompromised).

Also recommended for the booster are others at risk including:

  • Adults aged 65 years and older
  • Residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older.

More information is available on the ATAGI website.

ATAGI statement on recommendations on a winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine | Australian Government Department of Health