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Boost your protection against COVID-19

The COVID-19 vaccine is your best protection against becoming severely unwell from COVID-19. Even if you have already had COVID-19, you can be infected again.  

  • People aged 16-30 are eligible for 3 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  
  • People aged 30+ are eligible for 4 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  
  • It is strongly recommended that people aged 50+ receive 4 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Both the 3rd and 4th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can be given 3 months after receiving your last dose or after being infected with COVID-19 if it has occurred since your last dose of vaccine.  

Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred vaccines for COVID-19 booster doses. If a person has a contraindication to an mRNA vaccine or declines vaccination with an mRNA vaccine, they can receive AstraZeneca. The Novavax vaccine can be used if no other vaccine is considered suitable for that person.   

If you are not sure which booster vaccine you should have, speak with your doctor.  

Even after receiving your booster vaccination, you should continue to get tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms, or think you have been exposed to the virus. This ensures that doctors can provide treatments if you are eligible to prevent severe illness.   

More information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the Department of Health website.