4 reasons to get your third dose

Published May 19 2022

As winter approaches, the Victorian Government is encouraging everyone eligible to get their COVID-19 booster shot.

Whether you’ve had COVID or not, a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection.

Here are four reasons you should get yours today:

  1. The colder months mean we’ll be inside more, which increases the risk of catching respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.
  2. Vaccine immunity wanes over time. And, even if you’ve had COVID-19, your natural immunity will also decrease.
  3. If you have underlying health issues or a weaker immune system, you’re at higher risk of serious illness.
  4. Lots of people are still getting infected with COVID-19, making it easier to catch and spread.

So, if it’s been three months or more since your second dose, it’s time to get your third dose now.

Make an appointment with your GP or pharmacists or go to a vaccination centre.