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Additional COVID-19 vaccination update

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About this resource

It is important to ensure the safety of our community, especially older people.

Older age continues to be the biggest risk factor for severe COVID-19.

Regular vaccination is the best protection from severe illness, hospitalisation or death from COVID-19.

Advice for COVID-19 vaccines:

  • People aged 75 years and over are recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster every 6 months.
  • People aged 65 to 74, and adults with severe immunocompromise are recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster every 12 months.

The COVID-19 vaccines can be administered at the same time as the annual flu vaccine.

Book a vaccination

Information and updates about COVID-19 vaccinations are available on the Department of Health and Aged Care website: COVID-19 vaccines.

To receive a COVID-19 vaccine :

Antiviral treatments

Oral antiviral treatments are available to people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

If you are aged 70 years or older, or have a risk factor, talk to your GP or nurse practitioner about whether an oral antiviral suits your health needs

You must start oral antiviral treatments within 5 days of symptoms starting or testing positive for COVID-19.

Oral antiviral treatments help stop COVID-19 infection from becoming severe.