Fourth dose now available for more Western Australians

Western Australians aged 30 and over can get their fourth dose

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.

Book online or call 13 COVID to book your COVID-19 vaccination