Protecting Older Adults: COVID-19 Vaccination Advice and Recommendations

Ensuring the safety of our community, particularly for older individuals, is crucial. Age remains the most significant risk factor for severe COVID-19 outcomes. Regular vaccinations provide the best protection against severe illness, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19.

Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccines:

  • Individuals aged 75 and over: It is advised to receive a COVID-19 vaccine booster every 6 months.
  • Individuals aged 65 to 74 and adults with severe immunocompromise: A COVID-19 vaccine booster is recommended every 12 months.

COVID-19 vaccines can be given simultaneously with the annual flu vaccine. For more information on the importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please consult your pharmacist.

For updates and additional information on COVID-19 vaccinations, visit the Department of Health and Aged Care website.