Chief Medical Officer drops big hint on Covid-19 booster shots
Australia’s most senior health official has dropped a big hint on the future of booster shots.
Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation would “absolutely” be deliberating on the possibility of a fourth shot.
“(ATAGI) is continuing to meet weekly … They will absolutely deliberate on fourth or subsequent doses,” he told reporters in Canberra on Saturday.
Earlier this month, Israel became the first country to begin rolling out a fourth dose of the vaccine.
Denmark and Chile have also begun rolling out a second booster to people with risk of serious illness.
A fourth dose is already recommended for immunocompromised people in Australia.
Professor Kelly said he had spoken to his Israeli counterparts who assured him at this stage a fourth dose was …
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