Following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), the Australian government has expanded eligibility for a fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Due to the emerging surge of Omicron subvariant infections and the gradual waning of a booster shot's immune response after several weeks, the ATAGI recommends that those who are eligible for a fourth vaccine dose to go get it in order to stay protected and lower the risk of illness. We've covered everything you need to know about getting a fourth COVID-19 vaccine jab right here so that you know what to do if you're eligible.
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Who can get their fourth COVID-19 vaccine shot?
Australians aged 30 and older are now eligible for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The ATAGI specifically recommends that:
People aged 30 to 49 can choose to have a fourth vaccine dose.
People aged 50 and over are strongly recommended to go get their fourth vaccine dose.
When can I get my fourth jab?
You need to wait three months from your last vaccine dose.
However, if you've had COVID-19 after your most recent booster shot, you'll need to wait three months after you got the infection.
How to book your booster
If you are eligible for your fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose, you can find a vaccination clinic using the Australian Department of Health's vaccine clinic finder here. Otherwise you can walk into your local pharmacy or book in at your GP for an appointment.
You can also use the Easy Vaccine Access (EVA) callback service here to help you book a vaccination appointment. Just SMS ‘Hey EVA’ to 0481 611 382 and a trained call agent from the National Coronavirus Helpline will call you to help book your COVID-19 vaccination.
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Information sourced from: Australian Dept of Health and Aged Care, ABC,
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