Third jabs

Castlemaine's medical clinics have started administering booster (third) COVID-19 vaccination shots for those who fit the criteria. People aged 18 and over can now get a booster shot six months after their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Shutterstock, Viacheslav Lopatin

Eve Lamb

Castlemaine medical clinics have started administering third (booster) shots of COVID-19 vaccine to those who fit the criteria.
“As per the latest state announcement anyone over 18 who received their second vaccine shot at least six months ago can now book to have their third shot,” Dr Richard Mayes of Castlemaine’s Lyttleton Street Clinic told the Mail.
“We’d already started doing boosters (third shots) for those who are immunocompromised but as of November 8 it’s opened up to others,” Dr Mayes said.
“Anyone aged 18 or over who received their second dose of vaccine six months ago is now eligible for their third dose booster.
“So if you feel you’re coming up to six months from your second shot and it’s time for your third you should contact your GP.”
At Castlemaine’s Mostyn Street Medical Clinic Dr Ronnie Moule said that over the past couple of weeks the clinic there had already begun administering booster shots to immunocompromised people who had their second COVID-19 vaccine shots six months ago – with frontline health workers also on the priority list to get a third (booster) jab. Read more in today’s Mail…

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.