Fifth Covid vaccine ‘not recommended’ in Australia amid rising cases, says health minister – video

Health minister Mark Butler says that although there are rising case numbers and a ‘soup of variants’, Atagi is not advising Australians to get a fifth covid vaccination dose. New booster recommendations will be made in early 2023 in preparation for the southern hemisphere winter, Butler says. The health minister said Atagi had watched a recent Covid wave in Singapore which they described as ‘short and small’. The wave had low cases of severe illness and death and it was concluded that a fifth dose of the vaccine would have had a ‘minimal’ effect on transmission

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