No matter where you live, whether you’re up north in the sun, or down south with the cold, it is recommended that the following people receive a winter dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over
- severely immunocompromised
- people aged 16-64 and with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
- people aged 16 to 64 with disability with significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities which increases risk of severe illness.
- residents of aged care or disability care facilities.
You can get your COVID-19 vaccines winter dose if it has been at least 4 months since your booster dose. If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, it is recommended that you wait 3 months from when you tested positive for COVID-19 before getting your next COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Booster doses are free for everyone and available at doctors, health clinics and pharmacies.
If you want to talk to your community about boosters, there are a range of communication materials that are available on the website to help you.
More information on winter booster doses is available on the Department of Health website.