A booster vaccination can be given 5 or more months after your first 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Studies show that the immunity created by COVID-19 vaccines begins to wane over time. A booster dose helps to strengthen your immune system and improve your long-term protection against serious illness from the COVID-19 virus.
The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are recommended as boosters in Australia.
COVID-19 booster vaccines are not mandatory. They are highly recommended to continue to protect you, your loved ones and your community against COVID-19.
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