What is COVID?
The COVID vaccine is the first vaccine to target the virus and it is available to anyone, anywhere.
The vaccine has already been tested in more than 300 countries.
Its effectiveness is far greater than any other vaccine available at the moment.
A study published in the Lancet last month showed that a two-dose vaccine had a 93 per cent success rate.
What is COV-19?
The coronavirus, also known as coronaviruses A, B, and C, has killed more than 14 million people and forced about 2.3 billion to seek care abroad.
It has also caused more than 3,000 deaths.
WHO says the virus can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing or by contact with body fluids of people with a weakened immune system.
In addition, the virus is transmitted through aerosols and by direct contact with infected surfaces, including the mouth, nose and eyes.
Where can I get the vaccine?
Anyone who is not immunised or who is at risk of contracting the virus, including pregnant women, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems, can receive the vaccine.
You can find more information on the vaccines and how to get them at: http://www.vaccines.org.au/vaccines-vaccine-information/home/faqs/vaccinefaqs.htm What are the symptoms of COVID infection?
Coverage of COV is limited in Australia and the UK.
Co-infected people may be: sore, tired, coughy, tired of having to go to the toilet, have difficulty breathing, be nauseous, tired or tired to stand up, not able to sit up or stand for long periods, have poor appetite, be sleepy, confused, upset or scared.
Other symptoms may include: muscle aches, headache, backache, joint pain, swollen glands, fever, runny nose, cough, cough and sore throat.
How do I get vaccinated?
It is important to understand that COVID can be contracted through coughing, snorting or breathing contaminated air, particularly air from an infected person.
If you do not know how to cough or sneeze, ask a healthcare professional to help you.
COVID is not contagious from the time someone is infected until they have recovered.
People who are not immunized may be at increased risk for contracting COVID from others, particularly people with compromised immunity.
There are two types of COVs.
Vaccination of the respiratory system, the most common type, is the best way to protect against COVID.
Children and adults who are immunised should get vaccinated to prevent COVID in the first months of life.
The two vaccines are available by prescription.
Preventive measures include: drinking water containing COV vaccine concentrate (COV-1) or water containing a COV (Vaccine: COVID) vaccine concentrate, or water with an additional vaccine, such as COV1 or COV2 (Vacavirus: COV).
If COV vaccination is not available, other preventive measures include avoiding contact with surfaces contaminated with the virus.