Expanded ATAGI recommendations on winter COVID-19 booster doses (11/7/22)

ATAGI has updated its recommendations for a winter dose of COVID-19 vaccine to help reduce severe disease from the emerging surge of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariant infections, and to reduce the burden on Australian hospitals and the healthcare system in coming months.The updated recommendations are:
  • Adults aged 50 to 64 years are now recommended to receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Adults aged 30 to 49 years can elect to receive a winter booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, however the benefit for people in this age group is less certain.
  • The interval recommended between the first booster dose (or recent COVID-19 infection) and a winter booster dose is now 3 months

When are these Additional Groups Eligible?

These changes will come into effect from Monday 11th July.

Vaccine type for Winter dose

Pfizer or Moderna are the preferred vaccines for the winter dose. 

Please note, we are ONLY offering Pfizer vaccine at Criniti Medical Practice.

If you wish to have Moderna, you can see a list of locations where it is available here:

Booking Appointments

Book online via Hot Doc:

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

Can I get the Flu Shot on the same day?

Yes, a COVID-19 vaccination and influenza (flu) vaccination can be given together on the same day. Government guidelines for vaccination have been updated and this has now been approved.

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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