Scott Morrison to send letters to all Australian homes

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will send letters to all Australian homes asking people to book in for a third COVID-19 vaccine.

It comes as national campaign spruiking booster shots kicks off today.

A third coronavirus shot is recommended six months after receiving the second, to combat waning immunity.

However infectious disease experts have said healthy people don't need "to rush".

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"I don't think we have to rush and get a third shot, potentially you might get more benefit if you wait a while," infectious diseases expert at the Australian National University, Professor Peter Collignon told 3AW's Ross and Russel.

"Winter is our next big risk and we will be in a good position to give a boost, or a third shot, to those who need it before our next big risk."

To date, 86.0 per cent of Australians aged 16 and over are double vaccinated.

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