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.
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.
Why should I get vaccinated?
Are the vaccines safe?
These vaccines were developed in record time. Have they been tested enough?
Does the AstraZeneca vaccine cause blood clots?
I'm eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine, should I hold out for Pfizer?
If I've had COVID, do I need a vaccine or am I immune now?
What is herd immunity?
If I'm not considered vulnerable and at risk, why should I get the vaccine?
What is long COVID?
How can I convince my family or friend to get vaccinated?
Will I need a vaccine booster shot each year?
Is there a microchip in the vaccine?
Will mRNA vaccines be incorporated into your DNA?