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 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]
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]