Who should have a 4th COVID booster shot?

From April, a 4th winter COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people in the following groups who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19, 4 months since their first booster dose:

  • 65 years and over 
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 50 years and over
  • Residents of aged care and disabilities care facilities
  • People aged 16 years and older with severe immunocompromise (if you are unsure please ask your doctor)

If you are in the above groups, your additional winter COVID-19 vaccine dose –

• can be given from 4 months or longer after receipt of a previous booster dose of a COVID-19
vaccine OR
• can be given from 4 months after a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection if this has occurred since
the previous booster

Source: ATAGI Advice on Winter Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine, 25 March 2022