October 29th, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has approved a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years and older.

To provide even greater protection against COVID-19, Australians aged 18 and over who have received two doses at least six months ago, are now eligible to have a booster shot.

The booster shot is not mandatory, however it provides further protection against the worst effects of COVID-19.

Those first eligible for a booster, based on when they completed their two-dose course, will be people in high priority groups who were prioritised early in the roll out of the vaccine program.

This includes Australians aged 50 and over, residents of aged care and disability facilities, people with underlying medical conditions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, and people at increased occupational risk of COVID-19.

Frontline workers are strongly encouraged to book in to get a booster dose, if six months has passed since their second dose.

Quakers Hill Family Practice is now accepting bookings for booster doses commencing on the 8th of November 2021. Please call us at 9626-6300 to book an appointment or book online via Hotdoc.

For more details about the Australian Government’s vaccine roll out, visit aus.gov.au

The ATAGI advice is available on the Department of Health website.