Are COVID-19 vaccines effective?
All vaccines approved for use in Australia are very effective at stopping people from becoming very sick if they catch COVID-19.
The vaccines have been thoroughly assessed by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and found to be safe and effective. Read more about the approval of the vaccines.
Clinical trials and real world data show that COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective to prevent severe illness with COVID-19.
For example, data from the United Kingdom shows that these vaccines also significantly reduce the risk of severe COVID-19, including hospitalisation and death, in older adults.
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With new COVID-19 vaccine developments every day, it’s normal to have questions or concerns, and possibly feel hesitant about getting a vaccine. That's why we're providing accurate, evidence-based answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines.