It is safe to get the newly formulated COVID-19 booster shot and the flu shot at the same time.
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When COVID-19 and the flu co-infect, it’s ‘flurona.’ But such cases are rare, and there are effective ways to protect yourself from both viruses.
Fewer people reported needing to miss work after their booster, compared to their second dose.
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle most commonly caused by a virus.
Myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination is rare, and the risk is much smaller than the risks of cardiac injury linked to COVID-19 itself.
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Put into context, the benefits of vaccination still far outweigh the risks of rare adverse events.
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Ongoing tracking is meant to spot very rare risks – like the connection between the Johnson & Johnson shot and Guillain-Barré syndrome. And it relies on public reporting.
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If you’re in Sydney, the advice is for people to bring forward the timing of their second AstraZeneca shot, and for the under 60s to consider having it if they can’t get hold of Pfizer.
At the moment, the scheme only applies to health practitioners, not patients.
Experts are continually monitoring how well COVID vaccines are working, their side effects, and the amount of disease in the community. These factors can change, and advice will adapt accordingly.
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The TGA has reported a handful of cases of the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome following the AstraZeneca vaccine.
A serious event such as a blood clot could be caused by an underlying medical condition, a medication the person was taking at the time, or some other factor unrelated to the vaccine.
The pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was lifted on April 23, 2021.
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It’s not a bad sign if you feel fine after your COVID-19 shot.
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It’s normal for different people to mount stronger or weaker immune responses to a vaccine, but post-shot side effects won’t tell you which you are.
A sign shows the way to a recovery area to monitor any immediate side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 17, 2020, in Reno, Nevada.
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Many people never experience the least bit of discomfort from the COVID-19 vaccines, but mild side effects are common. They include swelling in the affected arm, nausea and chills.
Pausing COVID-19 vaccine rollouts can backfire. There are better ways to manage safety issues while they’re being investigated.
Years of vaccine research tells us that, if side effects are going to occur, they normally occur within the first months after getting a vaccine.
We already track potential vaccine side-effects in Australia. So we’ll be using, and building on, years of experience in monitoring any long-term effects of COVID-19 vaccines.
Sandra Lindsay, left, a nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, is inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine by Dr. Michelle Chester.
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