Children aged 5 to 11 years can get their COVID-19 vaccine now.
They can safely receive their COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as other vaccines.
The COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years is a smaller dose than the dose people aged 12 and over will receive.
Children aged 5 to 11 years will need two doses, given 8 weeks apart.
Studies show children who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination are much less likely to get sick from the virus than children who did not get the vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe for children.
There is also no evidence that the vaccines cause any future infertility in children.
Your child might experience side effects similar to other vaccines, including a headache, tiredness, or pain and redness at the injection site.
While children who get COVID-19 usually have a mild illness, some can get very sick, especially if they have other health conditions.
Children can also give the virus to others in the family, including older family members who are at a higher risk of getting very sick.
Being vaccinated reduces these risks for your child and for others in your family.
In Australia, more than one million children aged 5 to 11 years have received the COVID-19 vaccine already.
Talk to your doctor today about getting your child vaccinated or visit www.health.gov.au to find a clinic.
For more information, call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. For interpreting services, select option 8.