Our clinic is currently administering COVID vaccines recommended for people aged 12 years and over. All COVID vaccine bookings can be made on line via the HOTDOC App or via the booking link on the home page of our website.
COVID Vaccine 3rd Dose Update
ATAGI is now recommending a 3rd dose of the covid-19 vaccine be administered to those patients who are severely immunocompromised. The 3rd dose is intended to maximise the level of immune response to be as close as possible to the general population.
This is a 3rd primary dose recommended for those patients over 12 years of age with certain conditions or receiving certain therapies, it is not a booster.
3rd doses of the covid vaccine are likely to be administered using the Pfizer vaccine. The recommended interval for the 3rd dose is between 2 to 6 months after receiving the 2nd dose of the vaccine for patients who are immunocompromised. We encourage you to speak to your doctor if you feel you meet these criteria.
General Community 3rd COVID Vaccine Booster
Following the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) approval of the Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine as a booster dose for individuals aged 18 years and above, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has considered the regulatory authority and provided advice on booster doses within the Australian context.
The Australian Government has considered this advice and will provide booster doses through the COVID-19 Vaccination Program (Program) to offer even greater protection against COVID-19 for people in Australia aged 18 and over who have completed their primary two-dose course of vaccination at least six months ago.
- This means that anyone in Australia aged 18 years and over can receive a booster.
- Pfizer boosters can be administered from 6 months after the second primary course dose of COVID-19 vaccine – regardless of the initial vaccine type.
- The general Booster Program will commence from 8 November 2021. However boosters will commence immediately for aged care residents through in-reach clinics, and at-risk health staff through state and territory vaccination clinics as these cohorts were some of the first to receive vaccinations and are now due for their booster.
Individuals remain fully vaccinated with the primary two-dose vaccination course, which provides a high level of protection against the worst effects of COVID-19. The booster will provide additional protection and is not mandatory.
If you have any questions please refer to your general practitioner or the government COVID information website.