If not, book your second dose and complete your vaccination against COVID‑19. Your second dose booking should be made no earlier than 3 weeks after your first dose if you received the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, or no earlier than 4 weeks after and no later than 12 weeks after your first dose if you received the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
Note that the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has determined that to create the very best immune response, the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine should be administered 12 weeks apart.
3 weeks after first injection
4 to 12 weeks after first injection
After receiving any vaccine, you may experience minor side effects. Most side effects are mild and last no more than a few days. Common reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations include:book a GP here or use the COVID‑19 vaccine side effects symptom checker if you have concerns about any symptoms after your vaccine. The checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day.
Who to contactYou can ask your doctor for specific advice about side effects.
The Department of Health has developed resources about what you can expect after your vaccination. You can access these resources at the Department of Health website.
After your COVID-19 vaccination, it is important that you continue to protect those around you by: