COVID-19 vaccination – Video – How COVID-19 vaccines work

In this video, Doctor Sakshi explains how COVID-19 vaccines work.


Hi, my name is Dr Sakshi and I’m a doctor.

I am going to explain how COVID-19 vaccines work.

Vaccines are injected into your body. They do not remove anything from your body and they do not change your genes or DNA.

COVID-19 vaccines teach your body to recognise and fight the COVID-19 virus. They do not contain COVID-19, and you cannot get COVID-19 from having the vaccines.

Mild side effects, like headaches or muscle pain, mean the vaccine is working. COVID-19 vaccines help prevent serious illness and death.

Everyone can do their part to protect their family and community by getting vaccinated.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines visit or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. For translating and interpreting services call 131 450.

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