COVID-19 Vaccine Information

You can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker

If you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.

There are things you can do ahead of your COVID-19 vaccination to get ready and stay safe.

  • Make sure your Medicare details are correct.
  • Continue to practise good hygiene, physical distancing and adhere to local restrictions.

  • Understand how to isolate if you need to.

  • Check your current eligibility.


After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days.

Common reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations include:

  • headache
  • a sore arm

  • low level fever

  • muscle pain
  • chills

  • tiredness, or
  • joint pain.

Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe?

Yes, the COVID 19 vaccine has been carefully assessed by the TGA and has been approved for use in Australia.

COVID-19 Vaccines for people 60 years and over with medical conditions

Information on vaccine eligibility for people aged 60 years and over with underlying medical conditions