Deciding to get vaccinated for COVID-19
Vaccinations in Australia, including the COVID-19 vaccine, are voluntary. However, everyone must give informed consent before they can get the vaccine.
Final consent is your decision and/or the person who supports you to make decisions.
You can talk about the risks and benefits of the vaccine with your:
- health professional
- substitute decision maker.
To be vaccinated, you will need to provide consent to the person giving you the vaccination. You may need to fill out a consent form if you don’t get vaccinated by your regular GP.