Covid Vaccine

Boosters – COVID-19


Who can take Booster Dose

Details & Eligibility

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine provides added protection for people who have completed their 2-dose primary course more than 4 months ago.


18 years of age

All those who are above 18 years of age can get themselves vaccinated with booster dose.


4+ months since second COVID-19 vaccine dose.

You can take a booster dose if it has been 4 months or longer since your second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.


Aged 50 years and older

The booster is very important for people at greater risk of getting very sick from COVID-19


Underlying medical conditions

The booster is very important for people at greater risk of getting very sick from COVID-19


Living in aged care and disability accommodation

The booster is very important for people at greater risk of getting very sick from COVID-19


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The booster is very important for people at greater risk of getting very sick from COVID-19



Booster Dose

Third doses are for severely immunocompromised people as part of a 3-dose primary course. It is recommended to have the third dose 2-6 months after the second dose. Read more about third doses for severely immunocompromised people.

Getting a booster dose will provide an extra layer of protection against COVID-19.

You are still considered “fully vaccinated” if you had 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, even if you had your second dose more than 4 months ago.


Vaccine types for booster doses

The Pfizer (Comirnaty) and Moderna (Spikevax) vaccines are recommended for your booster dose regardless of which vaccine you had for your first 2 doses.

You can also receive the AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine if you:

  • Can’t have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine for medical reasons
  • Had 2 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine previously.

Safety of COVID-19 booster doses

Common, mild side effects following a booster dose are similar to the side effects following the first 2 doses.

Serious side effects such as myocarditis and pericarditis following a Pfizer or Moderna booster dose are rare.

You can book booster dose online or by visiting our website. You do not need to return to where you got your primary course of COVID-19 vaccine.

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