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 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]
Seat belts reduce risk of serious injury or death by 50%. Vaccines reduce your risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19 by close to 90%.
In comparison to seatbelts, which we happily wear to protect ourselves, COVID-19 vaccines provide even greater protection from hospitalisation and death from the virus. [factreadmore]