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:
- a sore arm
- low level fever
- muscle pain
- tiredness, or
- joint pain.
If you have any concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine you can use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker- click here.
The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.
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Who to contact
You can ask your doctor for specific advice about side effects. Please call us to book an appointment.
If you think a COVID-19 vaccine has caused a side effect, you can report it. Reports of suspected side effects help the TGA monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety. Our practice can report side effects to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on your behalf, or you can report side effects yourself. Visit the TGA website to find out how-click here.