Getting the Covid-19 vaccination

24 March 2021
  • A vaccine helps fight a virus

    What is a vaccine

    A vaccine

    • helps fight a virus if you come in contact
      with it
    • can stop you from getting very sick from
      the virus
  • Injection of a vaccine.

    A vaccination is when you get an injection of a vaccine.

    This is usually done with a needle.

  • It is safe to get the COVID-19 Vaccination

    The COVID-19 vaccine is a safe way to protect

    • you
    • your family
    • the community

    The COVID-19 vaccination is free.

  • There are two injections on separate days for COVID-19.

    There are two injections.

    You have them on separate days.

  • You can choose to have the vaccination.

    You can choose to have the vaccination.

    But you can also choose not to have it if you do not want to.

  • People at risk will be the first to be vaccinated

    The first people who will get it are more at risk of

    • catching the virus
    • getting very sick if they catch the virus
  • Priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination

    These are called priority groups.
    To find out if you are in a priority group you can talk to

    • your doctor
    • the people who support you.
  • Getting the Covid-19 vaccination

    Having the vaccination

    You might want to talk to your doctor before you have your COVID-19 vaccination.

    Your doctor can answer any questions you have.

  • Vaccine Consent Getting COVID-19 vaccine

    When you go to get your vaccination they will ask you for your consent to have

    • the COVID-19 vaccination today
    • a second dose of the vaccine later

    Consent is saying it is ok for someone to do something.

  • You can bring someone you trust

    You can bring someone you trust with you to your vaccination such as a

    • family member
    • friend
    • support worker or carer
  • Trained person giving the vaccination to a man

    The person who will give you the vaccination is trained.

  • The vaccination will be given by a needle usually in your upper arm

    The vaccination will be given by a needle usually in your upper arm.

    They will ask you to wait a little while before you leave to make sure you are ok.

  • More online information

    More information

    You can visit the Department of Health website, where there are lots of Easy Read resources:

     

  • Call Disability Gateway

    You can call the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787.

    You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.

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