Third Dose vs Booster Dose Follow

HealthEngine now offers the opportunity to add Third Dose and Booster Dose appointments to your online Covid-19 vaccination bookings!

But what's the difference between the two doses? 

 

Third Dose Booster Dose
Who: Immunocompromised General population
Age: 12 years and over 18 years and over
Criteria: 2-6 months after their second dose 6 months after their second or third dose

 

 

Third Dose Vaccine

In accordance with the ATAGI guidelines, the third dose of COVID-19 vaccines are for immunocompromised people over the age of 12 only with a recommended interval of 2-6 months after the second dose.

 

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Please note: Those who have received their second dose more than 6 months ago should receive their third dose whenever feasible. 

 

These eligibility requirements can be displayed to patients as either a pop-up notification or text notification depending on your practice's preferences.

Example of the pop-up notification: 

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Example of the text notification:

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Booster Dose Vaccine

In accordance with the ATAGI guidelines, the booster dose is recommended for the general population over the age of 18 who have completed their primary vaccination course 6 months prior.

 

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These eligibility requirements can also be displayed to patients as either a pop-up notification or text notification depending on your practice's preferences.

Example of the pop-up notification: 

 

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Example of the notification text:

 

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AstraZeneca, Pfizer or Moderna?

For third doses, Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are the preferred option however, AstraZeneca can be used under the following conditions: 

  • If the patient received AstraZeneca for their first two doses and there were no contraindications or precautions for use.
  • Or, if there was a significant adverse reaction after receiving a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose that contraindicates further doses of the vaccine. 

For booster doses, Pfizer is currently the recommended vaccine. 

 

To request third dose and booster dose appointment types, reach out to our friendly HealthEngine Support Team via phone, chat or email support@healthengine.com.au.

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