A third COVID-19 vaccine has now been approved for Australians over the age of 18 and is expected to be available from 8 November. This third dose will boost your protection against COVID-19 to the highest possible level. You should book in to have your third ‘booster’ vaccine six months after having your second dose of the vaccine, according to the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), which advises the Minister for Health on the National Immunisation Program (NIP). ATAGI’s advice is that an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) is the preferred option for a third dose. Interestingly, the third ‘booster’ vaccine has been available for Australians, aged ≥12 years, who are severely immunocompromised since 11 October. Around 500,000 people are severely immunocompromised in Australia – this includes people who are being actively treated for cancer, organ failure, or being treated with a range of immunosuppressive or biologic therapies. As of late October, over 34.6 million COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to eligible Australians, equating to over 87% of those aged 16 and older having received a first dose and over 74% having received a second dose. If you are eligible for a booster, or you’re yet to be vaccinated against COVID-19, book in for a jab today, visit www.australia.gov.au. Need Help Managing Your Business Through COVID-19? Getting Australia back to business post-pandemic is a relief and for many contractors, it is bringing plenty of opportunities for work. The Ayers Group is here to help you manage your contracts and grow your wealth. Our services and support tools will streamline your contract administration, leaving you free to focus on the contracts you’ve got in place. Contact an expert at The Ayers Group today.