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COVID-19 Winter Update 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Winter COVID-19 update - an overview of the current COVID-19 situation and practical advice for all Tasmanians.

Protect yourself from COVID-19 and the flu

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2022 3:30pm

Keeping up to date with vaccinations is the best way to help protect yourself and others from the worst impact of COVID-19 including severe illness, hospitalisation and death.

All vaccines, like those for COVID-19, are thoroughly assessed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration and have been subject to clinical trials that show that they are both safe and effective. Some people may have concerns or feel hesitant, however, in Tasmania we closely follow the recommendations and advice of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) regarding vaccinations.

Staying up to date with your vaccinations is important to maintain your immunity during the ongoing pandemic. This includes having a third dose (booster), and a second booster (winter dose) if you are eligible.

If you have already had COVID-19, you may think that you are safe from infection. This is not the case. You should still continue with your vaccinations as some people are catching COVID-19 for the second or even third time.

We are likely to see high rates of infection over the next few months, not only of COVID-19, but other respiratory illnesses like the flu. It is therefore recommended that all eligible Tasmanian's get their flu vaccination. You can get both your flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time.