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Most older Aussies need to be vaccinated before nation reopens

Around 70 to 80 per cent of older Aussies will need to be vaccinated before the nation reopens, prompting calls for reduced time between jabs.

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Complacency has no part in this pandemic

We're the lucky country and we should count our lucky stars, writes Peter Leith.

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Experts change advice on flu shots and COVID vaccines

Health experts call for older Australians and others considered vulnerable or at high risk to get their flu shot and COVID-19 vaccination at the same time instead of waiting 14 days.

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Experts say annual COVID vaccinations will be the new normal

The federal government has messed up the first phase of the rollout, so what will happen should we need annual vaccinations, as experts are predicting?

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Government, agencies warn of black market COVID vaccine offers

Parliament opens an inquiry into vaccine fraud as rollout issues create perfect environment for black marketers.

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AMA warns COVID is coming and we're not ready

The AMA believes Australia is ill-prepared for a return of COVID-19 and that the disease 'is coming'.

Health

What to do after you receive your COVID-19 vaccination

Minor side-effects, including headache, a slight fever and tiredness are likely after your COVID vaccination.

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What people who have received AstraZeneca say about the side-effects

Half of those who receive the vaccine will experience side-effects, say officials. These recipients describe the impact.

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Vaccinations, transmission, contact tracing: COVID questions answered

Vaccination does not allow us to stop other important measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, such as social distancing, mask wearing, avoiding crowded indoor settings, and regular hand washing.

COVID-19

Pfizer vaccine safe despite Norwegian deaths, say health authorities

Health minister Greg Hunt is assuring Australians the Pfizer vaccine is safe despite reports from Norway that up to 30 elderly people have died after being inoculated.

Flying

Qantas passengers will need COVID-19 vaccine for international travel

Passengers will have to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before entering or leaving Australia on a Qantas plane, and could be asked to show a vaccination passport to prove it.

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Ethicist says we should incentivise vaccination with payment

Ethicist Professor Julian Savulescu says people should be paid to get a COVID-19 vaccination.

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