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Your top COVID-19 vaccination questions answered

  • Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time?
    Yes, you can. It’s important you receive both vaccinations to improve your defences this winter and it’s safe and convenient to get both vaccinations at the same time at your local Amcal.

  • Will the flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
    No, the flu vaccine will not prevent you from getting COVID-19. The flu vaccine will only help prevent you from getting the flu.

  • Can I get the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations at the same time?
    The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) currently recommends that it is acceptable to receive other vaccines at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Can my booster shot be a different TGA-approved vaccine than my earlier vaccines?
    Yes. You can have a COVID-19 booster vaccination after your second dose of any COVID-19 vaccination, regardless of the brand of COVID-19 vaccination you had for your first and second doses.

  • How does the booster vaccine work together with the other two doses of vaccine to give me optimal protection from COVID-19?
    The first two doses of your vaccine will stimulate your body to build up an immune response against COVID-19 and provide very good protection from severe illness. The booster dose will extend and help maintain your immune response to give you longer term protection.

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