COVID-19 vaccines: ASKED & ANSWERED

It’s natural to feel anxious about COVID-19 so we wanted to provide some straightforward answers to your COVID-19 vaccine questions.

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Associate Professor Margie Danchin

We've asked Associate Professor Margie Danchin, from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and Group Leader of Vaccine Acceptance, Uptake and Policy at Murdoch Children's Research Institute, to answer some key questions about COVID‑19 vaccines and vaccination.

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Still image from video 'Are all the vaccines equal in effectiveness?'

Are all the vaccines equal in effectiveness?

Duration: 00:48

Still image from video 'Will the vaccines protect me against new strains of COVID-19?'

Will the vaccines protect me against new strains of COVID-19?

Duration: 00:50

Still image from video 'Are the different vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca interchangeable?'

Are the different vaccines, Moderna, Pfizer, AstraZeneca interchangeable?

Duration: 00:52

Still image from video 'What type of vaccine is the Moderna vaccine?'

What type of vaccine is the Moderna vaccine?

Duration: 00:55

Still image from video 'Does the Moderna vaccine require two doses?'

Does the Moderna vaccine require two doses?

Duration: 00:38

Still image from video 'Why should we vaccinate children?'

Why should we vaccinate children?

Duration: 01:39

Still image from video 'Are the vaccines safe for children?'

Are the vaccines safe for children?

Duration: 01:37

Still image from video 'Are there different vaccine side effects for adults and children?'

Are there different vaccine side effects for adults and children?

Duration: 00:48

Still image from video 'How can we protect kids against COVID-19 if they can't get vaccinated yet?'

How can we protect kids against COVID-19 if they can't get vaccinated yet?

Duration: 00:58

Still image from video 'Is it safe to get vaccinated if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant?'

Is it safe to get vaccinated if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant?

Duration: 00:51

Still image from video 'Is my baby protected from COVID‑19 if I got vaccinated while I was pregnant?'

Is my baby protected from COVID‑19 if I got vaccinated while I was pregnant?

Duration: 00:58

Still image from video 'Are the vaccines safe if I'm breastfeeding?'

Are the vaccines safe if I'm breastfeeding?

Duration: 00:45

Still image from video 'Do COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility?'

Do COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility?

Duration: 00:41

Still image from video 'Can the COVID-19 vaccine impact your period?'

Can the COVID-19 vaccine impact your period?

Duration: 00:48

Still image from video 'Why should I get vaccinated?'

Why should I get vaccinated?

Duration: 01:15

Still image from video 'Are the vaccines safe?'

Are the vaccines safe?

Duration: 01:43

Still image from video 'These vaccines were developed in record time. Have they been tested enough?'

These vaccines were developed in record time. Have they been tested enough?

Duration: 01:26

Still image from video 'Does the AstraZeneca vaccine cause blood clots?'

Does the AstraZeneca vaccine cause blood clots?

Duration: 01:34

Still image from video 'If I've had COVID, do I need a vaccine or am I immune now?'

If I've had COVID, do I need a vaccine or am I immune now?

Duration: 00:34

Still image from video 'What is herd immunity?'

What is herd immunity?

Duration: 00:47

Still image from video 'If I'm not considered vulnerable and at risk, why should I get the vaccine?'

If I'm not considered vulnerable and at risk, why should I get the vaccine?

Duration: 00:58

Still image from video 'What is long COVID?'

What is long COVID?

Duration: 01:02

Still image from video 'How can I convince my family or friend to get vaccinated?'

How can I convince my family or friend to get vaccinated?

Duration: 00:56

Still image from video 'Will I need a vaccine booster shot each year?'

Will I need a vaccine booster shot each year?

Duration: 00:39

Still image from video 'Is there a microchip in the vaccine?'

Is there a microchip in the vaccine?

Duration: 00:39

Still image from video 'Will mRNA vaccines be incorporated into your DNA?'

Will mRNA vaccines be incorporated into your DNA?

Duration: 00:58