When do I get vaccinated (or have my booster) after having COVID-19?

People who have had COVID-19 still need to be vaccinated to be protected.

If you are not already vaccinated, or are only partially vaccinated (received one dose), you should receive the COVID-19 vaccine after you have fully recovered. You should receive it within four months from your illness. You do not have to delay getting your booster dose once you have recovered.

You can also use the Vaccine Clinic Finder to find a clinic and make a booking for your COVID-19 vaccine or booster dose.

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The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land and sea in which we live and work, we recognise their continuing connection to land, sea and culture and pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.