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Everyone in Australia aged 5 years or older should receive at least two primary doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
People aged over 16 years who received their second dose 3 or more months ago are now eligible for their third dose. A third dose is recommended to keep up your immunity against COVID-19.
You can get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine as your third dose, regardless of which COVID-19 vaccine you received for your initial two doses.
AstraZeneca can be used as a third dose if you:
If you’re not sure which third dose you’re eligible for, please talk to your GP.
People aged 5 years or older who are severely immunocompromised can receive a third dose as part of their primary course of vaccination. This third dose can be provided 2 to 6 months after the second dose.
If you are aged 16 years or older and are severely immunocompromised, you can receive a fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 3 months after your third dose.
If it has been 4months since your first booster dose and you fit into one of the below categories, you should book an appointment to have another booster dose asap:
Children aged 5 to 11 years old will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, specially created for young children. The dose is one third the amount provided to people aged 12 years and over.
By vaccinating your children, you can:
The recommended interval for vaccination for this age group is two doses, 8 weeks apart.