as plans are afoot to prepare vulnerable groups for forecasted winter surge of infections

  • Federal Health Minister flags a fourth Covid booster for over 65s on Friday
  • Mr Hunt also revealed elderly Australians may face an annual shot 
  • Australians may know in weeks if they will be able to have the next booster

By Jade Hobman For Daily Mail Australia and Andrew Brown For Australian Associated Press

Published: 11:07 AEDT, 11 March 2022 | Updated: 12:50 AEDT, 11 March 2022

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has flagged that older Australians may get a new Covid vaccine booster shot every year.  

Mr Hunt said the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has been looking into a potential fourth vaccine shot for weeks.

After some significant research he said ATAGI will potentially be ‘going to recommend a second booster’ for people aged 65 and over, and an annual jab is being considered. 

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