COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and Information
Information and FAQs about COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - jointly prepared by NACCHO and the National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance (NCIRS), answers a range of questions including:
- Why is the vaccine being rolled out in remote communities when there were no cases there?
- Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for Elders?
- Is COVID-19 vaccine safe for people with existing medical and chronic conditions?
- Is COVID-19 vaccine safe for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy?
- What are the likely side effects from COVID-19 vaccines?
- Can people choose which vaccine they take?
- Is COVID-19 vaccine compulsory?
- Are COVID-19 vaccines effective?
COVID-19 vaccines common questions - prepared by the Department of Health in consultation with NACCHO.
Who is getting the vaccine first?
- people who have an increased risk of developing serious illness or dying from COVID-19
- people at an increased risk of exposure, infection and spreading of COVID-19
- people who are in a setting with high potential to spread the virus, such as health and aged care workers
- people working in critical services, such as emergency service workers
- All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are a priority group.