Getting the jab. Let’s talk about vaccination for COVID-19

This easy read tool tells you about getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others from the COVID-19 virus.

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The Coronavirus / COVID-19 virus has spread all over the world.

Lots of people have already gone to hospital.

Many people have died from the virus and some people still feel sick for a very long time after getting the virus. This is called long COVID.

To find out more about the virus, see our easy read guide, What is COVID-19.

People are scared and want to stop the virus from spreading. We don’t want anyone to get sick or die.

Doctors and scientists from all over the world have started making vaccines.

Without the vaccine your body might not be able to fight the virus and you might get so sick that you need the hospital to help you stay alive as your body fights the virus.

Each jab helps make your body stronger so it can fight the virus and keep you safe.

There are three vaccines in Australia. These are Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Moderna. Your doctor can help you choose the best one for you.

You need 3 jabs to protect you from the virus.

No one likes needles. If you are afraid, there is cream that you can use so that you do not feel pain. It’s called Emla.

It’s important for everyone to get vaccinated as it keeps us all safe.

For more ways to keep safe from the virus see our easy read guide, How to stay safe from COVID-19.

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