vaccine Info

PFIZER

The Pfizer vaccine can prevent you from becoming ill due to COVID-19. It cannot give you COVID -19. When you receive the vaccine, your immune system learns to recognise and fight the virus. It protects you from the worst of COVID-19. To date, it has been as 90% effective.

 

The Pfizer vaccine is effective in preventing COVID-19 in people 16 years and older. For the vaccination to be most effective, individuals require two doses. If you would like to learn more about the Pfizer vaccine, click here.

 

Please note that medical concerns should be discussed with a trusted health professional.

ASTRAZENECA

The AstraZeneca vaccine can prevent you from becoming ill due to COVID-19. It cannot give you COVID-19. When you receive the vaccine, your immune system learns to recognise and fight the virus. It protects you from the worst of COVID-19. To date, it has been as 80% effective.

 

The AstraZeneca vaccine can be used in people aged over 18 and is safe and effective.

If you are between 18 and 59 years of age, and would like to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine you maybe able to if you:

  • Discuss the vaccination with your GP or health professional
  • Provide written or verbal consent.

You can view more information about the AstraZeneca vaccine, here.

 

Please note that medical concerns should be discussed with a trusted health professional.

MODERNA

The Moderna vaccine can prevent you from becoming ill due to COVID-19. It cannot give you COVID-19.  

 

When you receive the vaccine, your immune system learns to recognise and fight the virus. It protects you from the worst of COVID-19. To date, it has been as 94% effective. 

 

The Moderna vaccine is effective in preventing COVID-19 in people 12 years and older. For the vaccination to be most effective, individuals require two doses. If you would like to learn more about the Moderna vaccine, click here. 

 

Please note that medical concerns should be discussed with a trusted health professional.

BOOSTER SHOTS

A booster shot adds another layer of protection against COVID-19. Booster shots are not mandatory for the building and construction industry, however they are recommended to maintain immunity against COVID-19. Australia has two preferred booster shots, Moderna & Pfizer.

Will I need a booster vaccine?
If you are over 18 and have had your primary two-doses of the COVID-19 vaccine three months ago, you are eligible for your booster shot. A booster shot roughly three months after your second dose will help make sure your protection against the virus is stronger and longer lasting.

Receiving two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine still provides very good protection, but your third dose will keep up your immunity. If you are unsure whether you should get a booster, talk to your doctor.

I received a different vaccine, can I still get the Moderna or Pfizer booster?
The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisations (ATAGI) has recommended both Moderna and Pfizer as the preferred booster shots. Regardless of which vaccine you have already received, you are eligible for Moderna or Pfizer.

For example, if you received two doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you are eligible to get the Moderna or Pfizer booster vaccine.

Where do I get a booster shot?
You can book a booster dose if it has been three months or longer since your second dose. You can book through the following:
  • Through the Victorian Government’s online booking system;
  • Calling the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.
I have had COVID-19, can I still get a booster shot?
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you can still receive your booster vaccination, however you should wait until you have fully recovered from any COVID-19 illness.

If you are unsure about whether you should get the COVID-19 booster, speak to your doctor.

MEDICAL ADVICE

The benefits of receiving vaccines outweigh the associated risk. If you do have concerns, they should be discussed with a trusted health professional.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has found various vaccines to be safe. However, each individual is encouraged to obtain their own medical advice. For more information, visit www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus 

GET VACCINATED - IT KEEPS US ALL WORKING

Getting vaccinated is the most important tool to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and keep the building, construction and developer sector open. Every Victorian has access to safe and free vaccinations.


If you have any questions, talk to your doctor.