Fourth ‘winter dose’ of COVID-19 vaccine recommended for at risk Australians

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A fourth “winter dose” of COVID-19 vaccine has been proposed by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) for four at risk groups.

Adults aged 65 and over, First Nations Australians aged over 50, residents in aged care and disability settings, along immunocompromised people over the age of 16 will be eligible.

Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt confirmed “winter doses” will commence from April 4; the same day the flu vaccine program will begin.

There are four coronavirus vaccines currently approved for use in Australia; AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna and Novavax.