MAA Covid-19 Vaccination Announcement
Dr Stephen Reddel would like to draw attention to the announcement made by ATAGI in regard to a booster Covid Vaccination for people who receive immune-suppressing treatment.
He writes - Please be aware of the statement 24.12.2021 from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the COVID-19 Omicron variant and the timing of COVID-19 booster vaccination, here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/atagi-statement-on-the-omicron-variant-and-the-timing-of-covid-19-booster-vaccination.
Of particular note, patients who are immunocompromised, including some of the medications used for conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis, are now recommended to have three primary vaccination doses plus a fourth dose booster ideally at 3 months after the third primary dose.
Dr Reddel summarises by saying - “For clarity, this means the initial two doses at the recommended interval for that vaccine, then a third primary dose (previously known as a booster) 2 months later either Pfizer or Moderna, then a 4th booster dose ideally 3 months after the 3rd dose, again either Pfizer or Moderna."
Please note that this information may be useful for patients and their treating doctors but does not constitute medical advice.