COVID-19 vaccination for children aged 5 years and older – video for parents

A COVID-19 vaccination animation, for parents of children aged 5 years and older.

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As a parent or carer, you might have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for your children.  

Like adults, children can become severely sick when infected by COVID-19. 

Vaccines are the best way to help your child’s immune system to fight the virus. 

COVID-19 vaccines have been carefully tested for their safety and effectiveness. That’s why many parents have already had their children vaccinated.  

Booking a vaccination appointment for your child is easy. Call your doctor or visit a local pharmacy.  

If you don't have a Medicare card, your child can still get a free COVID-19 vaccination. 

After the vaccination, children can experience mild side effects such as a sore arm, headache, and fatigue. These can usually be managed at home and normally go away after 1 or 2 days. 

For more information, visit health.gov.au. Or call 1800 020 080 and select option 8 for free interpreting services. 

As a parent or carer, you might have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for your children.  

Like adults, children can become severely sick when infected by COVID-19. 

Vaccines are the best way to help your child’s immune system to fight the virus. 

 

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