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COVID-19 Booster Program for Teens in Australia

According to major medical authorities, Australia is contemplating launching a booster program for young individuals under the age of 18.

On Monday, more than 35,000 youngsters received their first COVID-19 vaccination as part of the initial rollout for children aged five to eleven years old.

While more Australians are lining up for booster injections in the aftermath of the Omicron epidemic, the third dose is now only suggested for persons aged 18 and over.

A federal health department spokesman said the government was working to support applications for child boosters once more information was available.

“The Therapeutic Goods Administration is currently evaluating data on the Pfizer COVID-19 booster for individuals aged 16 to 17 years of age,” the spokesman told AAP.

"The Australian government continues to advise people to complete a two-dose vaccination program since it provides the best defense against serious disease and hospitalized."

12 Jan 2022


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