The Australian Government has accepted advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) that all adults who have not had a COVID-19 booster or a confirmed case in the past six months can now get another booster to give them additional protection against severe illness from COVID-19 regardless of the number of prior doses received. This particularly applies to:

All adults aged 65 years and over

Adults aged 18-64 years who have medical comorbidities that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, or disability with significant or complex health needs.

The 2023 COVID-19 vaccine booster dose will open to those newly eligible from Monday, 20 February 2023.

The 2023 booster will increase residents’ protection from severe illness, hospitalisation, or death from COVID-19, especially over the winter period.

Providers are encouraged to start working with your existing primary care provider to plan for residents to receive this new booster as soon as they are eligible.