In an attempt to reduce case numbers and the risk of hospitalisation, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends people aged 16 and over should receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine 3 months after the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Significant evidence over the last few months has demonstrated that booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines are effective in protecting against the Omicron variant.
In an attempt to reduce case numbers and the risk of hospitalisation, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) aims to maximise uptake of booster doses of COVID-19 vaccinations to strengthen immune systems and improve long-term protection against serious illness. In line with ATAGI recommendations, a booster vaccine can be given to everyone living in Australia aged 16 and over 3 months after the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. For severely immunocompromised people who have had 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, the ATAGI recommends the fourth dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 3 months after their third dose.
For further information, visit the NSW Health Booster website
When can I get the booster vaccine if I’ve tested Positive to COVID-19?
As per NSW Health advice, you can get the booster vaccination once you have fully recovered from the virus. For most people, this is around 4-6 weeks after infection.