ATAGI extends winter dose of COVID-19 vax to another seven million people

Eligibility has been broadened for the second booster to protect against the latest highly infectious Omicron subvariants, ATAGI says

Anyone over 30 will be able to get a second COVID-19 vaccine booster from Monday, although it is actively recommended only for people older than 50, states new ATAGI advice.  

Minister for Health Mark Butler
Minister for Health Mark Butler.

The group met on Wednesday to discuss broadening access to the so-called winter dose in the wake of Australia’s surging hospitalisations