Winter Dose of COVID-19 vaccine

ATAGI Advice on Winter Dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends an
additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine for winter for selected population groups who are at greatest risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

The additional winter COVID-19 dose can be:

  • given from 4 months or longer after receipt of a previous booster dose of a COVID-19
    vaccine OR
  • given from 3 months after a confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection if this has occurred since
    the previous booster

Who Is Eligible for the Winter Dose (4th Dose)?

  • Adults aged 65 years and older
  • Immunocompromised people aged 16 years and older
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older
  • Residents of aged care or disability care facilities

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

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

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.

Share this post