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ATAGI announces guidelines on winter booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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.

New COVID-19 prevention treatment approved

Australia's medical regulator has approved a COVID-19 treatment to help prevent infection among those medically unable to be vaccinated against the virus.

Swan insists third dose of COVID-19 vaccine not just a ‘booster’ – it’s a must

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.

Please explain: What is a booster and why do I need one?

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.

Less than two weeks until COVID jabs becomes mandatory for workers in aged care

Residential aged care workers across Australia have less than two weeks to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine before it becomes a mandatory requirement.

Priority access for Victorian residential aged care workers to get vaccination

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.

Racing to 80 per cent vaccination rate our ticket to opening up: Grattan Institute report

Reopening Australia before four in every five Australians are vaccinated risks the rampant spread of coronavirus and hospitals being overwhelmed, the Grattan Institute says.

So… what is the latest advice on AstraZeneca?

With much speculation in the media and in the general public, following is an update on who should receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

PM backs calls for mandatory COVID vaccines for aged care staff

Coronavirus vaccines could soon be mandatory for aged care and disability workers in a bid to lower the risk of nursing home deaths.

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