Despite three shots failing to stop the spread, now ATAGI is looking at recommending a fourth shot for those over 65-years-old.
Alleged immunisation experts from the Australian Technical Advisory Group for Immunisation (ATAGI) are set to recommend a second booster.
“I can’t pre-empt the decision, but… (ATAGI) are potentially going to recommend a second booster, which would be potentially the start of an annual program for people 65 and above,” Health Minister Greg Hunt said.
“We’re expecting that advice from ATAGI within the next three weeks, if not earlier.” Hunt added.
This discussion comes following the announcement of a $2.1 billion dollar winter preparedness package to fight what government are calling the first real influenza season since 2019 combined with Covid.
Strangely Influenza has almost been non-existent over the past couple of years accordingly to official government data, or were we not just looking?