From Friday, 21 January 2022 booster vaccinations can be given 3 or more months after your first 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
You are eligible for a booster vaccination if you are:
- Fully vaccinated (have received 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine),
- aged 18 years and over, and
- received your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago.
Booster vaccinations are available across NSW at NSW Health vaccination clinics as well as GPs and pharmacies.
Frequently Asked Questions on Booster Vaccinations
Why is a booster needed?
Studies show that the immunity created by COVID-19 vaccines begins to wane over time.
A booster dose strengthens your immune system and helps to maintain a high level of protection against serious illness from the COVID-19 virus.
Who is eligible for a booster vaccination?
Eligibility for booster vaccination includes people aged 18 years and over who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago.
People who are severely immunocompromised due to certain treatments or conditions are recommended to have a third dose 2 – 6 months after the second dose to achieve a high level of protection against COVID-19. A booster (fourth) dose is then recommended 3 months after the third primary dose.
Am I no longer considered ‘fully vaccinated’ at 2 doses?
For the purposes of complying with public health orders, you are considered fully vaccinated if you have two doses of an approved vaccine. Booster doses are not required for compliance with public health orders.
How do I book a booster vaccination appointment?
You can book a vaccination at:
- NSW Health vaccination clinics
- GPs and pharmacies.
To book a booster vaccination appointment, find a vaccination provider on the Vaccine Clinic Finder.
For more information on booster vaccination, visit the nsw.gov.au website.
To read more answers to FAQs, click here.
If you have concerns or questions you can call:
NSW Health Vaccination Support Line 1800 57 11 55
Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) 131 450