Latest COVID vaccine advice (February 2023)

Latest COVID vaccine advice (February 2023)

Posted on Feb 20, 2023

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has updated its recommendations on the use of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2023.

  1. IF you are aged 65 years and over OR aged 18-64 years with medical comorbidities that increase risk of severe COVID-19 THEN

ATAGI recommends a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose if your last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or longer.

  1. IF you are aged 18-64 years without risk factors for severe COVID-19 OR aged 5-17 years with medical comorbidities that increase risk of severe COVID-19 THEN

ATAGI recommends you discuss a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose with your doctor if your last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or longer.

  1. IF you are under 18 years and do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19 THEN

ATAGI advises that a booster dose is not recommended at this time.

 

All currently available COVID-19 vaccines are anticipated to provide benefit as a booster dose, however bivalent mRNA booster vaccines are preferred over other vaccines. Turn The Corner is now offering Pfizer Bivalent BA.4-5 vaccines at both its Brunswick and Northcote clinics.