Fourth dose encouraged for those aged 30 and over
It’s important all Western Australians are protected against COVID-19 by staying up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations.
The COVID-19 fourth dose is available and encouraged for anyone aged 30 and over.
This additional booster is a fifth dose for people who are severely immunocompromised.
The interval recommended between a recent COVID-19 infection or last dose is 3 months.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI) recommends you should get your fourth dose if you are:
- 50 years or older
- A resident of an aged care or disability care facility and aged 16 years or older
- 16 years or older and severely immunocompromised
- Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and aged 50 years and older
- 16 years or older with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
- 16 years or older with a disability.
ATAGI has advised that people aged 30 to 49 years old can receive a fourth dose if they choose.
People in these groups can walk-in without an appointment and get their fourth dose at COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and can receive a vaccination at GPs, pharmacies and Aboriginal Medical Services.
For more information, consult your GP or health professional.