Australian adults will be able to get a fifth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine within the next two weeks.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation says all people aged 18 and over, who have not had the virus or a Covid vaccine in the last six months, can get their latest shot from February 20 (ABC).
The announcement opens up access to a fifth dose for those aged 30 and over, while it also means Australians aged 18-29 can now get their fourth dose.
As of January, 72% of the eligible population had received three doses, while just 44% of those eligible have gotten a fourth.
ATAGI said while all Covid-19 booster shots would be beneficial, Omicron-specific mRNA vaccines were preferred.
In the week ending February 3, Australia recorded a further 226 Covid deaths and 18,376 cases (Cosmos).