Types of COVID-19 Vaccines

Available Covid-19 vaccines in our pharmacy:

AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer (Comirnaty) have been approved by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration). Each vaccine is given as a shot in the upper arm, and both require two doses. Additionally, Novavax (Nuvaxovid) and recently Moderna Bivalent are available at Star Pharmacy.

For a quick overview of the key differences check out the table below. For eligibility requirements check out the infographic below for recommended doses. 

ATAGI 2023 Booster doses:

ATAGI recommends a 2023 COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for adults in some groups, if their last COVID-19 vaccine dose or confirmed infection (whichever is the most recent) was 6 months ago or longer, and regardless of the number of prior doses received. Please note that this booster dose will be available in pharmacy from the 20/02/2023 onwards. You can see this statements here.

The tablet below is a helpful guide in recommendation of booster dose. Bivalent Pfizer and Moderna are the preferred vaccine. Vaccines choices still follow age group restrictions as per previous ATAGI advice. Click here for Australian Department of Health and Aged care update.