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]
Data from clinical trials and safety surveillance overseas shows that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe for adolescents and adults. [factreadmore]
Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are required for maximum protection against COVID-19, given between three and six weeks apart. [factreadmore]
The AstraZeneca vaccine uses a deactivated common cold virus to help our bodies learn to fight COVID-19.
The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been administered to hundreds of millions of people across more than 100 countries. [factreadmore]