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More Australians to be eligible for fourth dose of Covid vaccine as Omicron infections rise

Atagi will brief the health minister, Mark Butler, on Thursday after agreeing to recommend the expansion of Australia’s Covid vaccine program

A fourth Covid vaccine will be made available to more Australians as health authorities attempt to stave off further spread of the infectious virus which continues to place the health system under enormous pressure.

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (Atagi) met on Wednesday, and agreed to recommend the booster program be expanded. Nine newspapers reported a fourth vaccine will be made available to anyone aged over 30, with a special recommendation for those aged over 50 to take up the offer.

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