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Vaccine safety

  • Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?
    Find out how vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, are tested for safety before they are approved for use in Australia.
  • COVID-19 vaccine side effect checker
    If you have had a COVID-19 vaccination and think you may be experiencing side-effects, you can check at the COVID-19 vaccine side effect checker
  • Report a side effect after COVID-19 vaccination
    Reporting suspected side effects is easy. If you or your health care provider think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, we encourage you to report it. Reporting suspected side effects helps us to maintain and improve the safety of vaccines. Every report is valuable and adds to safety monitoring. Serious adverse events are notifiable conditions in NSW. Healthcare providers are required to report Adverse Events Following Immunisation to NSW Health and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.
  • AusVaxSafety COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance
    AusVaxSafety is conducting national COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance in Australia. This is to ensure ongoing safety of COVID-19 vaccines used in Australia to promote provider and public confidence in the vaccination program.
  • Questions about vaccine safety
    The National Centre for Immunisation Research and Surveillance answers your questions about COVID-19 vaccine safety.
  • Weighing up the potential benefits against risk of harm from COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine
    Information about the COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccine to help patients make informed decisions.

Vaccine effectiveness

Reporting symptoms or side effects after vaccination

Reporting suspected side effects is easy. If you or your health care provider think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, we encourage you to report it.

Reporting suspected side effects helps us to maintain and improve the safety of vaccines. Every report is valuable and adds to safety monitoring.

Serious adverse events are notifiable conditions in NSW. Healthcare providers are required to report Adverse Events Following Immunisation to NSW Health and the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Report a side effect after COVID-19 vaccination

Always use trusted information about vaccines.
Current as at: Saturday 4 September 2021
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