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israel shows how to do vaccinations right. it’s a race, and we’re behind

Israel shows how to do vaccinations right. It’s a race, and we’re behind

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 Picture: Oded Balilty/A Australia’s policy performance on COVID-19 in 2020 was world-leading in terms of both public health and economics. Sadly, our vaccine roll-out strategy has been anything but. I’ve spent plenty of time highlighting this...
data suggest no increased risk of blood clots from the astrazeneca vaccine. australia shouldn’t pause its rollout

Data suggest no increased risk of blood clots from the AstraZeneca vaccine. Australia shouldn’t...

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 Image: Remko de Waal/EPA/AAP Ireland and the Netherlands have temporarily paused their rollouts of the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, due to concerns about blood clots. The move follows reports from Norway over the weekend, where three health-care workers who had received the...
do i need to register for a covid vaccine? how will i know when it’s my turn? vaccine rollout questions answered

Do I need to register for a COVID vaccine? How will I know when...

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 Picture: Albert Perez/AAP Australia is now more than a week into rolling out the Pfizer vaccine, while AstraZeneca shots are due to start from next week. But many of us may still have questions about when and...
just the facts, or more detail? to battle vaccine hesitancy, the messaging has to be just right

Just the facts, or more detail? To battle vaccine hesitancy, the messaging has to...

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 Picture: Toby Zerna/AP As Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out commences, all eyes are on the government’s communication strategy — particularly with some studies finding vaccine hesitancy is on the rise in the country. Our new study arrives at an opportune time. We analysed...
when vaccinating 26 million australians, expect a mistake or two. but we can minimise the risk of repeating queensland’s overdose incident

When vaccinating 26 million Australians, expect a mistake or two. But we can minimise...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock It emerged two days ago that two aged-care residents in Brisbane were given an incorrect dose of the Pfizer vaccine — more than the amount recommended. The 88-year-old man and 94-year-old woman were receiving their...
how do we know the covid vaccine won’t have long-term side-effects?

How do we know the COVID vaccine won’t have long-term side-effects?

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 Picture: Shuttlestock As Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins this week, many people still have questions about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, both in the short and long term. As vaccine experts, we hear these concerns all the...
can i choose what vaccine i get? what if i have allergies or side-effects? key covid vaccine rollout questions answered

Can I choose what vaccine I get? What if I have allergies or side-effects?...

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 Kate Geraghty/AAP Image Australia’s keenly awaited COVID vaccine rollout begins today, with the ultimate goal of vaccinating all Australians by October. Here are the answers to some key questions. Can I choose which vaccine I get? No, there...
are covid vaccines vegan? should i get one anyway? an ethicist explains

Are COVID vaccines vegan? Should I get one anyway? An ethicist explains

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 Picture: Shuttlestock Some of my vegan friends are reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccines do not contain animal products. Yet animals were used to develop and test them. For instance, early trials involved giving the vaccines to...
5 things you need to know about the astrazeneca vaccine now the tga has approved it for use in australia

5 things you need to know about the AstraZeneca vaccine now the TGA has...

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 Picture: Olivier Chassignole/AP The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) yesterday announced it has provisionally approved AstraZeneca’s COVID vaccine for use in Australia. The approval applies to people over 18, including adults older than 65. The recommended interval between the...
should i get a covid vaccine while i’m pregnant or breastfeeding? is it safe for me and my baby?

Should I get a COVID vaccine while I’m pregnant or breastfeeding? Is it safe...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock From Monday, Australia’s front-line health workers, quarantine staff, border control officers, and workers and residents in aged-care homes will be offered the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Some of these workers will be women who are pregnant, planning a...