ATAGI set to allow fourth COVID-19 vaccine for Aussies over 30 | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia

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As the country battles its third Omicron wave, President of AMAQ Dr Maria Boulton says the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) could reduce the eligibility of a fourth COVID-19 vaccine to Australians aged over 30 as hospitalisations and case numbers soar.

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