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There will be state-run clinics providing booster doses of the vaccine from Monday 1st November 2021. These doses allow for more protection from COVID-19 strains and are provided by the NSW Government.

From the beginning of November, NSW Government will run clinics offering Pfizer booster doses for those aged 18 years and over. Whilst it is currently not compulsory, receiving the booster shot a minimum of 6 months after your 2nd vaccination increases your protection from the COVID-19 virus.

You can receive the Pfizer Booster Shot regardless of the brand of vaccination you received initially, such as Moderna or Astra-Zeneca. These shots will be available via the network of NSW Health Vaccination Clinics. There will also be some community pharmacies and GP clinics participating in this rollout, you may wish to call them ahead of time to confirm that they provide the booster service. 

Would you like to book a booster shot online? You can follow the steps on the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.

Please note, the booster dose is for strengthening your protection against COVID-19. If you do not receive a booster, you are still considered fully vaccinated until the NSW Health Directives say otherwise. 

There will also be a third dose available to people aged 12 and over who are immunocompromised. This particular shot will be considered a part of their primary vaccination course to assist their immune response.

Do you have further questions?

Follow the Frequently Asked Questions about Boosters Link provided by the NSW Government.


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