Fourth dose encouraged for those aged 30 and over
During winter and with increasing cases of new subvariants, it’s important all Western Australians are protected against COVID-19.
From Monday 11 July, 2022, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has updated its advice and expanded its recommendations for a fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccination.
The COVID-19 fourth doses are available and encouraged for anyone aged 30 and over.
The interval recommended between a recent COVID-19 infection or last dose is now 3 months.
These groups are in addition to the previous recommendations for a fourth dose, which remain in place for:
- all adults aged 65 years or older
- residents of aged care or disability care facilities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years or older
- people who are severely immunocompromised (this will be their 5th dose)
- people aged 16 years or older with a medical condition that increases the risk of severe COVID-19 illness
- people aged 16 years or older with disability, significant or complex health needs, or multiple comorbidities which increase the risk of a poor outcome.
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.