The vaccines are still protecting against severe disease.
COVID-19 booster vaccine advice:
To receive the best protection against serious illness or death from COVID-19, you should stay up to date with all vaccinations recommended for your age or individual health needs. Boosters are important to maintain this protection.
Getting vaccinated has many benefits, including:
- protecting yourself against severe illness and death from COVID-19
- preventing complications such as ‘long COVID’
- protecting people who can’t be vaccinated due to medical conditions
- keeping hospitalisation rates at a level our health system can cope with.
The best way to prevent long COVID is to protect yourself against being infected with the COVID-19 virus. Vaccination is the best way to reduce the risks of COVID-19. Research suggests that people who are vaccinated against COVID-19 are less likely to report long COVID symptoms than people who are unvaccinated.
- If you need information on COVID-19 or the vaccines, call the COVID-19 helpline on 1800 020 080 – open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Learn about booster does for COVID-19 vaccines, who they are recommended for, when you need one and how to get it.
Click here for information about booster doses.
A fifth Covid vaccine dose will be made available to Australian adults from later this month. All adults who have not had a booster or a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the past six months will be eligible for another dose from 20 February.
Advice for ACCHS staff
Since the removal of mandates, SA Health has come with their workplace policy for both healthcare and departmental staff. For more information visit SA health Model for workplace policy.
For further information about pandemic and vaccination legislation in the state of South Australia and additional information from SA Health, access the Emergency Declaration Healthcare Setting Direction details here.