COVID 19 BOOSTER VACCINATION

COVID 19 BOOSTER VACCINATION

Did you know? Everyone age 18+ can now get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot. Get yours ASAP: 6 months after your 2nd dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 months after your single dose of J&J’s Janssen.

Why is a booster needed?

Studies show that the immunity created by COVID-19 vaccines begins to wane over time. A booster dose strengthens your immune system and helps to maintain a high level of protection against serious illness from the COVID-19 virus.

Who is eligible for a booster vaccination?

Eligibility for booster vaccination includes people aged 18 years and over who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 5 months ago.

For people who are severely immunocompromised due to certain treatments or conditions, a third dose is recommended 2 – 6 months after the second dose to achieve a high level of protection against COVID-19. People who are immunocompromised and have received a third primary dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are not yet recommended to have a booster (fourth) dose. Further advice on booster doses for people who are severely immunocompromised will be provided by ATAGI.

Which vaccine/s will be used for boosters?

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approved the Pfizer and Modena mRNA vaccines for the booster dose, even if you had another vaccine for your primary doses.

Although not preferred, people who had the AstraZeneca vaccine for their first two doses without an adverse reaction and those who can’t have an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) for medical reasons (contraindicated) or who had a significant adverse reaction to a previous mRNA vaccine can have the AstraZeneca vaccine for their booster.

Booking appointment for Covid 19 booster is available on every Friday.

Please call us to book your booster appointment on 02-96983060

 

Source: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/vaccine/Pages/booster.aspx

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