Science shows that even the most serious side effects for any vaccine, including the COVID-19 vaccines, occur within just a few weeks. [factreadmore]
Over 200,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated in the USA and UK, with no adverse effects on the person, pregnancy or baby. [factreadmore]
Two doses of the Pfizer vaccine are required for maximum protection against COVID-19, given between three and six weeks apart. [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]
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]
Data from clinical trials and safety surveillance overseas shows that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is safe for adolescents and adults. [factreadmore]
Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe for people who are planning pregnancy, pregnant or breastfeeding.
Published research and real-world evidence from other countries has shown that mRNA vaccines are safe for pregnant women, babies in utero and throughout breastfeeding.[factreadmore]
Antibodies formed from COVID-19 vaccination, or any vaccination, do not cause any problems with fertility in women or men. [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]
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]