ANMF COVID-19 Resource: How do the COVID-19 vaccines work?

Friday 19th February, 2021

The Australian Government has detailed a national rollout strategy for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. In the Phase 1a, vaccines will be available to quarantine and border workers, priority sub-groups of frontline health workers, and aged care and disability care staff and residents.

Any COVID-19 vaccine approved for use in Australia may be effective in reducing the severity of illness but may not completely protect against infection or prevent a person from transmitting the virus to others. All current official recommendations regarding infection prevention and control should continue to be observed regardless of vaccine status.