Winter booster COVID vaccine now available for higher risk groups

Eligible Western Australians can get their fourth dose winter booster.

As winter approaches, it’s important at-risk Western Australians are protected against severe illness and hospitalisation due to COVID-19.

From Monday 30 May, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends a winter booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccination for particular groups, including:

  • people aged 16 to 64 years who have a medical condition that increases their risk of severe COVID-19 illness
  • people with disability with significant or complex health needs.

The winter booster dose (fourth dose) is also available for the following people in high risk groups, including:

  • people aged 65 years and above
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities
  • people with severe immunocompromise, and
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and over.

People in these groups can walk-in without an appointment and get their winter booster at COVID-19 vaccination clinics, and can receive a vaccination at GPs, pharmacies and Aboriginal Medical Services.

The additional winter booster dose can be given:

  • from 4 months or longer after the person has received their first booster dose, or
  • from 3 months after a confirmed COVID-19 infection, if infection occurred since the person’s first COVID-19 booster dose.

Healthy people aged 16 to 64 who do not have a risk factor for severe disease and who have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccine are not recommended to receive a winter booster dose at this time.

For more information, see COVID-19 vaccine FAQs, or consult your GP or health professional.

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