COVID-19 vaccination advice for aged care homes

This fact sheet provides frequently asked questions for residential aged care providers and workers on COVID-19 vaccine doses.


COVID-19 vaccination advice for aged care homes

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Vaccination against COVID-19 reduces serious illness and death from infection.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) provides advice on COVID-19 vaccine doses.

If it has been 6 months since receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or confirmed COVID-19 infection, an additional dose:

  • is recommended for everyone 75 years or older
  • should be considered for people aged 65 to 74 years and people aged 18 to 64 years with severe immunocompromise following discussion with their healthcare provider.

Everyone aged 65 years and older are recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in 2023.

If a person is unsure of their last COVID-19 dose or last confirmed COVID-19 infection, it is safe to get another.

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