The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) is recommending an additional booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to increase vaccine protection before winter for selected population groups who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and who have received their primary vaccination and first booster dose.
ABC radio journalist and author Dr Norman Swan has told delegates at the LASA virtual forum From Pandemic to Endemic: The Future of Aged Care and COVID-19, that we must redefine the COVID-19 vaccine schedule as a three-dose regimen.
A high COVID-19 vaccination rate is allowing even the hardest-hit Australian states to begin to return to normal. But why do we need a third shot? Professor Janaki Amin, from the Macquarie University Department of Health Systems and Population, explains.
Victorian-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics are prioritising access for all residential aged care workers, including volunteers engaged by aged care facilities and students on placement at residential aged care facilities.