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Covid vaccine booster shots: why are third jabs needed and who in Australia is eligible?

Australia will offer vaccine booster doses to severely immunocompromised people after a recommendation from the regulator

Severely immunocompromised Australians will be able to get Covid-19 vaccine boosters from Monday, after Australia’s vaccine regulatory body approved the jab for the vulnerable section of the community.

In advice released on Friday, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) recommended the third vaccine dose for all people aged above 12 who either have conditions that severely weaken their immune defences, as well as patients receiving cancer treatment and other therapies.

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