Stay safe with an additional 2023 COVID-19 vaccination

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Did you know age continues to be the biggest risk factor for severe COVID-19 disease? Staying up to date with vaccinations significantly reduces your risk of serious illness or death.

The latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) says if it has been 6 months since receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, an additional dose::

  • is recommended for people aged 75 or older
  • should be considered for people aged 65-74, following discussion with their health care provider.

ATAGI also encourages all adults to have a COVID-19 vaccine dose in 2023.

There are 3 ways to find a vaccine clinic near you:

  • Call 1800 020 080
  • Text ‘Hey EVA’ to 0481 611 382 for a call back
  • Book an appointment on the health service finder.

Let's change aged care, together

Every Australian should feel confident about accessing high quality and safe aged care, when and where they need it.

The changes mean older Australians will have greater choice and control, services that respect and meet their needs, and support to stay independent as they age.

To find out more and help design the changes, visit the Get Involved page or call 1800 318 209.

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