In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Australia and the emergence of Omicron subvariants XBB and BQ.1, ATAGI have provided an update on booster advice. 

Whilst no new recommendations for additional doses have been provided, ATAGI have reiterated the importance of staying up to date with the current number of recommended doses. Under-vaccinated people remain at an increased risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19.  

Recent figures (as of November 9, 2022) show that 5.5 million eligible people have not received a first booster dose. Further to this, there are 3.2 million people aged 50 years or older who have not received a second booster dose. 

 If you are due for a booster dose now you can book via the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder. 

To read the ATAGI update in full, refer to the link below: 

ATAGI update on boosters following COVID-19 meeting on 11 November 2022