COVID-19 vaccine is now recommended 3 months after proved infection

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If I recently had COVID-19, when should I get my booster vaccine?

Short answer = 3 months.

Long answer as per the ATAGI Advice on COVID-19 vaccination post infection is below

ATAGI have updated their advice on when people who have had SARS-CoV-2 infection should receive a subsequent COVID-19 vaccine dose. It is now recommended that all people should wait for 3 months after confirmed SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) infection before they receive their next COVID-19 vaccine dose. The next scheduled dose should then be given as soon as possible after this period.

This updated advice reflects the lower risk of reinfection with the Omicron variant within the first 3 months following a confirmed infection, particularly if prior COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received. It also recognises the Delta variant is no longer circulating in Australia and in the past 3 months Omicron has been the dominant variant. This advice may change if future variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerge.

 

How about the flu vaccine?

We are now seeing Influenza A starting to circulate in the community especially through local schools. Flu vaccination is the best way to prevent and mitigate against getting influenza/flu.

 

Can I get the COVID-19 and flu vaccines together?

“COVID-19 vaccines can be co-administered (that is, given on the same day) with an influenza vaccine. Studies demonstrate the safety and immunogenicity of co-administration of COVID-19 and influenza vaccines.”; However, there might be an increased chance of side effects.

 

How do I book?

Influenza / Flu vaccination and COVID-19 vaccination occur at HHMP most days with clinics upstairs on 3 days per week.

Making a booking is simple and can be done by clicking the BOOK NOW button at the top of this page or by calling 02 9817 2080.

Many appointments are available and there is no waiting list.

We encourage all eligible patients to get vaccinated against both Influenza / Flu and COVID-19.

 

More Information

NSW Health Influenza and vaccination 2022

ATAGI updated Influenza information

Latest ATAGI COVID-19 vaccination advice 

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