Fourth dose now available
High-risk groups are now eligible for a winter booster dose (a 4th dose) of the COVID-19 vaccination.
This booster will further protect at-risk individuals from severe illness and reduce hospitalisations related to COVID-19 during winter.
The recommendation for a winter booster covers the following groups who have received their primary vaccination course and third booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine:
- adults aged 65 years and older;
- residents of aged care or disability care facilities;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 50 years and older; and
- people aged 16 years and older with severe immunosuppression who have already had their fourth dose - meaning they will receive their fifth dose, as part of their winter booster vaccine.
There is no recommendation currently for healthy people to receive a fourth dose if they are not in one of the above groups, however people can seek further advice from their GP or health professional.
The winter booster dose can be given from four months or longer after the person has received their third dose or last booster dose, or four months after a confirmed COVID-19 infection, if the infection occurred since the person's third dose or last booster dose.
The rollout of the additional dose for these groups started Monday 4 April, with vaccines available now. Eligible individuals can access the vaccine in GPs, pharmacies and State-run vaccination clinics, and bookings can be made via the Roll Up for WA website from mid-April.
- Vaccines available for the additional winter booster dose aligns with current COVID-19 vaccine boosters being:
- Pfizer or Moderna as the preferred vaccines;
- AstraZeneca can be used under certain circumstances; or
- Novavax can be used if no other COVID-19 vaccine is considered suitable for that person.
For more information, people can refer to the ATAGI website or consult their GP or health professional.
Vaccination in your own home
You may be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination in your own home. You need to call or email Department of Health to request a vaccination in your home. If you require support with this, please give our team a call and one of our advocates can do this with you.
Accessibility and Sensory Vaccination Clinics
There are 2 accessibility and sensory vaccination clinics in the Perth Metro. One is in Carramar, and the other one is in Kwinana. You need to call or email Department of Health to request a vaccination at these clinics. If you require support to book an appointment, please give our team a call and one of our advocates can do this with you.
Health Department COVID-19 Vaccination contact details
Call 132 6843
Email: [email protected]
W.A. Governement guide to testing and isolation
Video on how to do a test from your nose
Easy Read Booklet on how to do a test with your spit
What to do when you test positive for COVID-19 Checklist
The Government of Western Australia has created a check list if you test positive for COVID-19, this check list is not yet available in easy read. Please call our office if you would like us to help you read through the checklist.
If you need Welfare Support after testing positive
COVID-19 ready kit
The Australian Government has a checklist to help you make a plan so if you , or someone in your care, test positive for COVID-19 and needs to iscolate you are prepared.
This information is supplied in Word and PDF formats.