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A new IMAC factsheet with clinical guidance on additional COVID-19 boosters for Summer 2023-24 is now available. Click here to view the factsheet

For people who are up to date with COVID-19 boosters, those who are most likely to benefit from another dose include:

·      people aged 65 and older

·      Māori and Pacific people aged 50 and older

·      those who have a medical condition that makes them severely immunocompromised (12 years of age and older)

·      pregnant people who have not had any booster dose previously, have co-morbidities, or have no history of previous COVID-19 infection  

·      residents of aged care facilities, and

·      people who were recommended to receive a booster in April 2023 but have not yet done so.

These groups above are recommended to have a Summer 2023/24 booster irrespective of the number of previous doses they’ve had, so long as they have completed the initial two doses and it has been more than six months since their last booster or COVID-19 infection. 

People aged 30 and over who are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 should also consider getting a booster, provided it has been at least 6 months since they had their last dose or had COVID-19.  

Note the eligibility criteria have not changed. As a reminder, additional COVID-19boosters continue to be available for:   

·       everyone aged 30 and over  

·       all pregnant people, and aged 16 or over, and 

·       everyone aged 16 to 29 who is at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19 (those aged 12-15 at higher risk can get a booster dose on prescription).

 

For further clinical advice, please call0800 IMMUNE (0800 466 863) or email 0800immune@auckland.ac.nz