After your Vaccination
Post vaccination information
The following information sheets provide information from the Australian Government on what to expect after you have received your COVID-19 vaccination.
What to do if you have an adverse reaction
If you experience an Adverse Event Following Immunisation (AEFI) after your COVID-19 vaccination, it is recommended that you report this to SAFEVAC (Surveillance of Adverse Events Following Vaccination in the Community).
What AEFI should be reported?
Any event felt to be significant following immunisation, regardless of whether you think the symptoms were related to the vaccine or not
Any expected symptoms that have not gone away after a few days
Any side effects following an immunisation which requires assessment by a doctor or nurse
You do not need to report minor, common or expected side effects:
These may include pain, redness, swelling and tenderness at the injection site, tiredness, headache, muscle pain, nausea, fever and chills, feeling unwell or joint pain
How to report an AEFI
Any significant adverse events (as outlined in the criteria above) should be reported to SAFEVAC. The vaccinee (person who received the vaccine) may receive follow up clinical advice (email or telephone) for these reports.
Remember your second appointment
Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccines are required to provide you with the best protection.
The AstraZeneca second dose vaccine is recommended to be given between 4 and 12 weeks after your first dose with 12 weeks being the recommended gap.
The Pfizer second dose vaccine is recommended to be given six weeks after your first dose.
Your second dose of the vaccine must be the same as the first dose you received.
How did we do?
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