In February, the Australian Government began a phased roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines to Australians. Adults aged over 70 years are among the first people who can choose to receive the vaccine.
Determining if the COVID-19 vaccination is the right choice for you needs consideration and it’s important you have facts and information to support your decision making.
The Older Persons Advocacy Network hosted a panel of medical professionals in a webinar earlier in the year to discuss the COVID-19 vaccination rollout program. It provided information about the vaccines and highlighted your individual rights regarding medications and vaccinations. Further information is available on their website or via the Australian Government Department of Health COVID Vaccines website.
It is also recommended that you discuss your options with your GP.