If you are aged 30 or older and have had three or fewer COVID-19 vaccinations, you’re not fully protected – but Flinders Health Clinic can get you covered!
The Health Clinic at the Student Centre at our Bedford Park campus runs several clinics per week from 10am-1pm, offering the Pfizer vaccine. Medicare and OSHC welcome.
Call 8201 2118 to book.
Why get boosted?
Vaccination offers the best protection we have against getting sick. Being vaccinated against COVID-19 and influenza is important in the battle against the bugs, but uptake rates for the third dose of COVID-19 vaccine are still way too low. It is advised that at least a third dose is required to achieve benefit against the Omicron strain of the virus.
COVID Vaccination Changes
ATAGI has updated the recommendations for a winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce severe disease from the emerging surge of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variant infections, and to reduce the burden on hospitals and the healthcare system in coming months.
The updated recommendations are:
- Adults aged 50 to 64 years are now recommended to receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
- Adults aged 30 to 49 years can receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, however the benefit for people in this age group is less certain.
- The interval recommended between a recent SARS-CoV-2 infection or the first booster dose and a winter booster dose is now three months.
Recent changes have increased eligibility for antiviral medication to help reduce the symptoms of COVID-19. Antivirals are highly effective but need to be commenced within 5 days of illness. If you contract COVID-19 and you’re eligible for antiviral treatment, please contact your GP/medical practitioner.