MyMedicare is a voluntary patient registration system that aims to formalise the relationship between
patients, their general practice, general practitioner (GP) and primary care teams.
Evidence shows that seeing the same GP and healthcare team regularly leads to better health
outcomes for patients.
When a general practice and their patients register in MyMedicare, the Australian Government will
provide additional funding to assist the general practice provide targeted care based on patient needs.
All adults can get a booster if it’s been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed infection (whichever is most recent). Boosters give extra protection against severe illness from COVID.
The Australian Government has accepted a recommendation about COVID-19 vaccines. All adults aged 75 years and older should receive an extra 2023 COVID-19 vaccine dose if six months have passed since their last dose.
This particularly includes people at higher risk of severe illness, like:
Children and young people aged 5 to 17 years can consider getting a booster dose if:
Your doctor can help you decide if your child should receive a booster.
Booster doses are not recommended at this time for children and adolescents under 18 years of age who do not have any risk factors for severe COVID-19.
All vaccines are approved for use in Australia and continue to give strong protection against serious illness from COVID-19. Omicron-specific bivalent vaccines are preferred for boosters.
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