COVID-19 vaccination – Video – Doctors answer commonly asked questions about COVID-19

In this video Doctor Lu answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19.

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How dangerous is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a virus that has brought disease and death to people around the world and in Australia.

The virus can be easily transmitted. 

It can also have long term health effects to some of those infected.

Since the beginning of this pandemic, millions of people worldwide have died from this disease.

Anyone can get COVID-19.

How can I protect myself and my family from COVID-19?

Getting vaccinated will help protect you, your family and your community from COVID-19.

The vaccines approved in Australia are effective in reducing the risks of serious illness and death.

You should not hesitate to get vaccinated.

Are the vaccines safe?

All COVID-19 vaccines approved in Australia are checked for quality, safety and effectiveness before being approved.

Millions of Australians have already been vaccinated.

The benefits of vaccination far outweigh any rare risks or side effects from vaccination.

How can I get a vaccine?

Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia.

This includes people without a Medicare card, visitors from overseas, international students, people on a work visa, and asylum seekers.

Get your free vaccine at a government vaccination clinic, participating pharmacies, or book a vaccination appointment with your doctor.

The Vaccine Clinic Finder on the Department of Health’s website can help you find your nearest vaccination centre.

What if I want to know more about vaccines?

If you have any questions about vaccines, your doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional can help.

If you have any questions about vaccines, your doctor, nurse or other healthcare professional can help.

And remember, it's important to stay informed about COVID-19 vaccines through trusted and official sources.

Visit the website or call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080.

For interpreting services call 13 14 50.

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