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Australia shortens COVID booster vaccine interval

Australia shortens COVID booster vaccine interval

Canberra, Dec 24 (UNI/Xinhua) Australia has reduced the booster shot interval for COVID-19 vaccines in response to nationwide Omicron outbreaks.
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (ATAGI) on Friday announced that from Jan. 4, Australians aged 18 and over will be eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine booster four months after the second dose, down from five months currently.
From the end of January, the recommended interval will be reduced again to three months.

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16 May 2022 | 8:32 PM

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Sweden follows Finland in applying to join NATO

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