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UPDATE ATAGI have announced people with disability now eligible for fourth dose of COVID vaccine

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UPDATE ATAGI have announced people with disability now eligible for fourth dose of COVID vaccine

Australia’s expert vaccine advisory group ATAGI has recommended another 1.5 million Australians get a fourth COVID-19 vaccine.

Acting Health Minister Katy Gallagher confirmed ATAGI is expanding the eligibility for another booster to people with cancer, other complex health conditions and Australians living with a disability who have significant or complex health needs or multiple comorbidities which increase the risk of poor outcomes from COVID-19, particularly those with trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) or complex multi-system disorders.

Currently, a fourth dose is available to anyone aged over 65, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders over 50 and people who are severely immunocompromised.

Healthy people aged 16 to 64 — who do not fall into those categories — are not being advised to get a fourth dose at this stage.

To see if you or your child are eligible, visit the Tasmanian Government’s  coronavirus webpage Who can get a vaccine.

To book a vaccine appointment phone the Public Health hotline on 1800 671 738.

To see a list of clinics check out the Community Clinics page on the coronavirus webpage.