COVID-19 booster shots (4th shot) recommended for patients 70 years and over
COVID-19 case numbers remain high as we approach the Christmas holiday season. This has already affected the wellbeing and holiday plans of many patients. Much of the infections have been due to Omicron subvariants.
ATAGI now recommends everyone aged 50 years and over receive a second COVID-19 booster dose (4th shot), in addition to those for whom it was previously recommended. This is especially important to patients 70 years and older who are most at risk.
The recommended interval between recent infection or the first booster dose and a second booster dose has reduced to three months.
Patients over 70 years of age, as well as those who are immunocompromised or those with serious chronic conditions are eligible for antiviral medications after testing positive for COVID-19. While such antivirals can help with recovery from infection, they are not a replacement for vaccination. If you test positive, you need to contact your GP ASAP to see if you eligible for antivirals and try and start these medications as soon as possible.
Making a booster booking
Making a booking is simple and can be done online using the BOOK NOW button on top of this page or by calling 02 9817 2080. There is no waiting list.
Please wear a mask when you attend the practice.