Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program has been extended to children aged 5 to 11 years. This is because the Australian Government accepted recommendations from Australia’s immunisation experts, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). ATAGI also recommends a booster dose of COVID-19 vaccines for people aged 18 years and over.
All viruses mutate over time. So is the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 as we know it. Ever since the pandemic started, five variants have been recognised as variants of concern: the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron variants. The latest variant – Omicron is proving to be the most contagious