Friday, June 03, 2022

WA reaches 80 per cent third dose vaccination milestone

 Should you get a 5th dose for covid or the flu?

  • WA records an 80.1 per cent third dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage
  • More Western Australians now better protected against the Omicron strain
  • World-leading vaccination rates reduce severity and high number of hospitalisations due to COVID-19

A total of 80.1 per cent of Western Australians, aged 16 and older, have now received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, the highest rate of all State and Territories in a major achievement for WA.


As of yesterday, June 3rd, the national average of the third dose rate reported was 65.3 per cent.


WA's world-leading vaccination rates have contributed to the State securing a soft landing through the Omicron wave, reducing hospitalisations and ICU admissions.

This important achievement would not have been possible without the community of Western Australia pulling together and Rolling Up to protect each other and the WA community against COVID-19.


Western Australians who have not yet received a third dose are urged to get vaccinated and those who are eligible are encouraged to receive a fourth winter booster dose when due to further protect themselves from the virus.


The winter booster is now available and recommended for those eligible, to further protect at-risk individuals including:

  • adults aged 65 years and older;
  • residents of aged care or disability care facilities;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older; and
  • people aged 16 years and older with severe immunosuppression, who are already on their fourth dose - meaning this group will be obtaining their fifth dose, as part of their winter booster vaccine.
  • The winter booster can be given from four months after the person has received their third dose or last booster dose.

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