Booster doses for 16-17 year olds

Australians aged 16 and 17 years old are now able to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine, following recommendations from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI).

The booster dose for 16-17 year olds will be one dose of the adult Pfizer vaccine three months after their primary course.

Booster doses are not mandatory, however they are recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19.

Benefits of a booster dose

A booster dose increases your protection against:

  • infection with the virus that causes COVID-19
  • severe disease
  • dying from COVID-19

A booster dose will continue to protect you, your loved ones and your community against COVID-19.

Vaccine type for booster doses

The Pfizer vaccine is approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and recommended by ATAGI as a COVID-19 booster dose.

Booking Appointments

We are offering booster doses at Criniti Medical Practice every day.

If you are eligible now (ie had your 2nd dose three months ago), feel free to book an appointment to receive your booster.

Book online via Hot Doc:

You can also call reception on (02) 9570 7770 to make a booking.

Further Resources

After Your Vaccination

After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days.

Common reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations include:

  • a sore arm
  • headache
  • low level fever
  • muscle pain
  • chills
  • tiredness, or
  • joint pain.


You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

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