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
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.