2nd BOOSTER dose Covid-19
COVID BOOSTER UPDATE (24/4/2022)
Recommendations from the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) regarding second Booster COVID-19 vaccination
To maintain high levels of immunity in those most at risk of severe disease and prevent severe breakthrough infection, hospitalisation and death from Covid-19 the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) is now recommending a second booster dose of an mRNA vaccine for the following groups.
All those aged 65 years and older (a 4th COVID-19 vaccine dose)
All those aged 12 or older with immunocompromise associated with suboptimal response to vaccines, at the time of primary or booster vaccination (a 5th COVID-19 vaccine dose).
Immunocompromising conditions or treatment associated with a sub-optimal response to vaccination are outlined in the BLUE SHADED areas in this table/diagram:
People who are 30 years or older are recommended a single dose of the Comirnaty®/Pfizer BioNTech or Spikevax®/Moderna vaccine. The booster dose for Spikevax®/Moderna vaccine is 0.25mls
People aged 12-29 years inclusive are recommended Comirnaty®/Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, and not Spikevax®/Moderna vaccine.
NIAC advises a second booster vaccine is recommended at least six months after the first booster.
NIAC also advises a minimum interval of four months may be used for operational reasons.
No appointment required, just walk in for Covid 19 Booster between 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. You MUST Have PPSN number to receive Vaccination. No PPSN, No Vaccine.
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