If you or your health care provider think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, we encourage you to report it. Reporting suspected side effects helps us to maintain and improve the safety of vaccines. Every report is valuable and adds to safety monitoring.
Reporting suspected side effects is easy.
You can discuss any symptoms with your healthcare provider and they will report to the Therapeutic Goods Administration on your behalf. You can also report to your state or territory health department, or directly to the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
For more information, you can:
- visit the Department of Health website
- call the Disability Gateway Helpline on 1800 643 787
- visit the Disability Gateway website
- call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 133 677.
Australian Government, state and territory government helplines will also have information on how people with disability can access the vaccine.