COVID-19 Talking Points
Answering common questions and concerns:
If vaccination numbers are high now, why do I need to get vaccinated?
- So you don’t get the virus, get sick and get put in hospital.
- If you get vaccinated that will reduce chances of passing on the virus if you do get it.
- We need everyone who can get vaccinated to do so as this is the best way to stop it spreading through our community.
Will it make me sick?
- Consider telling them about your experience getting the vaccination and the side effects.
- Most side effects are mild (for example, a sore arm or a headache) and don’t last long. These side effects are a sign the vaccine is working to train your immune system to fend off the worst of COVID-19 if you’re ever exposed to it.
Why do I need two?
- To get the best protection, two doses are needed because one is not effective enough. Two doses gives you the best immunity against COVID-19.
- Two doses means you’re less likely to get COVID-19, less likely to pass it on, and that you’ll get less sick if you do get it.
I don’t have a Medicare Card
- No problem: there’s lots of places you can go to get the vaccine where you won’t need one.
What’s the difference between them all?
- All of the options available are safe and effective and have had loads of research done and millions of doses given globally safely.
- Pfizer and Moderna are preferred vaccines for people under 60.