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Covid booster shots to be rolled out across NSW Health clinics from Monday

NSW clinics will start rolling out booster shots to people aged 18 and over from next week, health authorities have revealed.

The Pfizer vaccine will be offered as the booster dose at state-run clinics, regardless of which brand was administered for the first or second shot.

A NSW Health spokeswoman said people aged 18 and over may receive a booster at least six months after receiving their second dose of any of the Covid-19 vaccines.

VACCINATION HUB
Camera IconFrom Monday, Pfizer booster shots will be offered at state-run vaccination clinics across NSW. NCA NewsWire / Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp Australia

“Booster doses will be available throughout the NSW Health vaccination clinic network, including the mass vaccination hubs at Sydney Olympic Park, Macquarie Fields in southwest Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle,” the spokeswoman said.

“This booster shot will help people maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant.”

Booster shots can be booked through the Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.

The announcement comes as one death and another 177 new locally-acquired cases were recorded overnight.

From Monday, fully vaccinated Australians returning to NSW from overseas will not need to quarantine.

NSW Health clinics are already providing a third vaccine dose to people aged 12 and older who are “severely immunocompromised”.

“This third dose is part of their primary course as it helps to build an immune response similar to people who are not immunosuppressed,” the NSW Health spokeswoman said.

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