Current vaccination recommendations
The risks of severe outcomes with COVID-19 increase with pregnancy, comorbidities, age, and are particularly high in older unvaccinated individuals. Vaccination of these groups, including the booster dose, continues to be strongly encouraged.
Anyone aged five years and above is eligible for vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine with some people also eligible for and encouraged to have a booster dose. Children aged 6 months to under 5 years who are severely immunocompromised, or have disability, as well as those who have complex and/or multiple health conditions that increase their risk of severe COVID-19, are also eligible for vaccination with Moderna (Spikevax). Please refer to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) website for further information on clinical considerations for vaccination.
Healthcare providers are reminded that 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.
View Influenza vaccination guidelines and recommendations webpage for further information.