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Want to cut through the misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccines? Our experts answer some of the most common questions with good old-fashioned facts.
Information for parents of children 5-11
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Vaccine safety and efficacy for children
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for children aged 5 and older.
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Why vaccination is important for children
Omicron is a milder strain of COVID-19, but it's still important for children to be vaccinated.
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Find the facts on COVID-19
Find the facts on COVID-19 vaccines for children.
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Available vaccines for 5-11
There are currently two COVID-19 vaccines available for children aged 5 to 11.
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Protecting children 4 and under
It's important to practise COVID-safe behaviours to protect children too young to get vaccinated.
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COVID-19 and anxious children
Tips to help your child feel less anxious with COVID-19 cases in the community.
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For children scared of needles
For children who are scared of needles, there are ways to make vaccination less worrying.
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If a child gets COVID-19
A second dose is still recommended for children who get infected with COVID-19.
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If a child needs to isolate
Get prepared in case your child needs to isolate because of COVID-19.
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Vaccine with chronic medical conditions
Children with chronic medical conditions can get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Can I still get COVID-19 if I am vaccinated?
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Can I still get COVID-19 if I get vaccinated?
Want to cut through the misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccines? Dr Karl answers some of the most common questions with good old-fashioned facts.
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Can I still transmit COVID-19 to the community after I get vaccinated?
It’s much less likely you will infect others when you are fully vaccinated.
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Why should I take the vaccine if I still have to follow restrictions?
When the vaccination rates in the population get high enough, we’ll see lockdowns becoming less likely, fewer restrictions on people who are vaccinated.
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Why get vaccinated if you can still get and pass on COVID-19? - Prof. Sandra Eades
COVID-19 vaccines can help minimise your risk of serious illness and hospitalisation.
COVID-19 vaccine safety and side effects
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Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
Want to cut through the misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccines? Dr Karl answers some of the most common questions with good old-fashioned facts.
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What are the possible short-term side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines?
Most vaccines have mild and short-term side effects. Side effects are usually a welcome sign that your immune system is responding to the vaccine.
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Why is AstraZeneca still being recommended as being safe?
Dr Karl acknowledges the rare blood clotting associated with AstraZeneca, which occurs in about five in every one million people who get vaccinated.
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Side effects - Dr Nikki Stamp
Dr Nikki Stamp discusses what you should do if you experience any side effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Can the vaccines cause myocarditis - Dr Nikki Stamp
The risk of serious myocarditis (inflammation of the heart cells) is much more likely from COVID-19 infection than from the vaccine. #Rollup4wa
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What are possible side-effects if I get vaccinated while pregnant?
Pregnant women and their unborn baby are better protected with the COVID-19 vaccine than without it.
Information about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy
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Can the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility?
Dr Karl explains how this myth came about, and why the COVID-19 vaccines definitely do not cause infertility.
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Can I get vaccinated if I am pregnant?
Want to cut through the misconceptions about COVID-19 vaccines? Dr Karl answers some of the most common questions with good old-fashioned facts.
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Personal statement - Dr Shital Julania
"I would urge everyone who is pregnant or planning pregnancy to come forward for vaccination" - OB/GYN Dr Shital Julania
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Will the COVID-19 vaccine impact or alter the DNA of an unborn baby? - Prof. Sandra Eades
The COVID-19 vaccines will not alter the DNA of you or your unborn baby.
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What are possible side-effects if I get vaccinated while pregnant?
Pregnant women and their unborn baby are better protected with the COVID-19 vaccine than without it.
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We are trying to have a baby, should we wait to get vaccinated?
The COVID-19 vaccines do not have any effect on male or female fertility.
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Is it safe to breastfeed after having a COVID-19 vaccine
It is safe to breastfeed after having an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
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How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women?
Getting vaccinated to have protection against COVID-19 is incredibly important for pregnant women.
COVID-19 vaccine long-term data and side effects
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Do any of the COVID-19 vaccines alter your DNA?
Dr Karl explained how both the vaccines approved for use in Australia work alongside your immune system and none of them change your DNA.
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What is an mRNA vaccine - Dr Chris Bylth
Professor Chris Blyth explains how mRNA vaccines work to protect you from COVID-19. #Rollup4wa
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Side effects - Dr Nikki Stamp
Dr Nikki Stamp discusses what you should do if you experience any side effects after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.
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What are the possible short-term side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines?
Most vaccines have mild and short-term side effects. Side effects are usually a welcome sign that your immune system is responding to the vaccine.
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Why are some people still reluctant to get vaccinated - Dr Katie Attwell
Dr Katie Attwell understands why some people may still be hesitant to get vaccinated, but explains why it is important not to wait. #Rollup4WA
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What are possible side-effects if I get vaccinated while pregnant?
Pregnant women and their unborn baby are better protected with the COVID-19 vaccine than without it.
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COVID-19 and anxious children
Tips to help your child feel less anxious with COVID-19 cases in the community.
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