2023 Covid-19 booster vaccination available

updated 7th December 2023

ATAGI has advised all adults can get a booster if it’s been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed infection (whichever is most recent). Boosters give extra protection against severe illness from COVID.

This particularly includes people at higher risk of severe illness, like:

  • All adults aged over 65
  • everyone 18 years and over with medical comorbidities, disability or complex health needs.

Children and young people aged 5 to 17 years can consider getting a booster dose if:

  • they have a health condition that put them at risk of severe illness, and
  • if it’s been 6 months since their last dose or COVID-19 infection.

Your doctor can help you decide if your child should receive a booster. Booster doses are not recommended at this time for children and adolescents under 18 years of age who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19.

The monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 vaccines are preferred over other vaccines for use in children aged 5 years or older and adults who are currently recommended primary or additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine according to the Australian Immunisation Handbook. For those who have had the recommended 2023 dose/s of COVID-19 vaccine, ATAGI is not recommending further doses or re-vaccination with an XBB.1.5-containing vaccine at this time.

Covid-19 Information

Covid-19 Vaccines

Vaccines available at Hills Family Practice Pfizer Monovalent Omicron XBB.1.5 - for 12 years and over booster or primary course For children 5-11 years of age, please discuss with a doctor or nurse in order to obtain a suitable vaccination. If you receive your vaccine elsewhere, please let [...]

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