ATAGI update: Additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccination dose
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has updated their advice for the COVID-19 booster dose.
If it has been six months since receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, an additional dose:
- is recommended for people aged 75 or older
- should be considered for people aged 65-74, following discussion with their health care provider.
Aged care residents who have not yet received any booster dose this year are advised to do so.
Older age continues to be the biggest risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease. COVID-19 vaccination reduces the risk of serious illness and death.
Residential aged care homes are responsible for ensuring residents have access to recommended COVID-19 vaccine doses.
See the Department of Health and Aged Care website for information about managing and delivering COVID-19 vaccination.