Want to learn more about vaccine before attending for your Coronavirus vaccination appointment in Mt Gravatt?
It’s easy to be confused by the vast amount of information available. Australia has the great good fortune to have avoided the devastating effects of COVID-19 seen in most other parts of the world. It is easy not to appreciate the suffering other people have gone through – either themselves or watching their loved ones fall ill.
As Australians, we have to trust the TGA to do its job in applying its high safety standards before approving vaccines (and other medicines) as safe. Whatever the side effects from the COVID-19 vaccines it is important to balance these properly against the risks of the disease.
There are common themes across all the vaccines which are similar to those we see with vaccination frequently used already, such as the Annual Seasonal Influenza Immunization.
Local reactions – swelling , redness, pain, bruising
Systemic reactions including “flu-like symptoms” including fever, headaches, general aches and pains and lymph gland swelling
Rarely, some people may have significant allergic reactions to any vaccination or its components and require adrenaline. These may be unpredictable. People known to be allergic to vaccination components should discuss this with their GP regarding the best vaccine for them and approach.
Too much information? I just want the real basics.
Why not review the Dynamed Decision Support tool – is the COVID-19 Vaccine the Right Choice for Me?
“The COVID-19 vaccines are new and understandably patients are going to have questions. The team at DynaMed Shared Decisions has created an evidence-based decision aid to help you and your patients weigh the risk and benefits of the vaccine and make the best decision for their unique situation.” Click this link to download .
Remember this is website is to provide general information only, and may not contain all relevant information, and you will need to discuss any concerns or obtain specific advice from your doctor.
More questions? For those of us who like the detail, please scroll down and read the more expansive information below .
This includes some of the NHS UK information including their patient information leaflets in languages other than English.
At the time of writing the full details of the who, when, what vaccine and process will be used in Queensland are still evolving, so we may not have all the answers . However, your GP is standing by to talk to you about your personal health, so why not book an appointment to discuss your concerns?