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About the Coronavirus Vaccine

The Australian Government is giving people a vaccine to help protect you from COVID-19.

A vaccine is medicine that:

  • helps people fight a virus if they come in contact with it
  • can stop people from getting very sick from the virus.


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The COVID-19 vaccine is a good way to protect:

  • you
  • your family
  • the community.
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The vaccine is being offered in Australia to everyone aged 5 and over.

You should talk to your doctor about the vaccine first if you:

  • have a disability
  • are worried about having the vaccine.
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You can book in to get your vaccine

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The COVID-19 vaccine is free.

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You can also call the COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline for more information about the vaccine. 

Phone: 1800 020 080 

You can also call the Helpline using the National Relay Service.

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You can learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine in Easy Read on the Information Access Group website.

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