Science shows that even the most serious side effects for any vaccine, including the COVID-19 vaccines, occur within just a few weeks. [factreadmore]
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and have been approved for use in people aged 12 and over in Australia because clinical trials and real-world data from other countries. [factreadmore]
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) does not discriminate. It is a respiratory illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus that can spread from person to person. [factreadmore]
The Delta strain has increasingly infected children and young people in 2021 as it has become the dominant strain in Australia and in many countries around the world.[factreadmore]
COVID-19 vaccines were developed quickly due to years of research on related viruses, faster ways to manufacture, huge funding and multiple trials in parallel.
Due to the urgency of protecting people from COVID-19, all available resources and efforts across the world have been directed towards finding an effective vaccine. [factreadmore]
COVID-19 vaccines have been tested, reviewed and approved in exactly the same way as all other vaccines.
To save time, processes were run in parallel, but the scientific testing and regulatory approvals were the same as all other vaccines used in Australia. [factreadmore]
COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting people against the Delta strain, which is twice as infectious as the original strain. [factreadmore]
COVID-19 vaccines are close to 90% effective in reducing symptoms and preventing hospitalisation from the Delta strain.
Global studies from real-world research have shown COVID-19 vaccines effective against all known strains of COVID-19, including the highly infectious Delta strain. [factreadmore]
Antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination, or any vaccination, do not cause any problems with fertility in women or men. [factreadmore]
Data from clinical trials and safety surveillance overseas shows that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe for adolescents and adults. [factreadmore]