• If you have been prescribed chronic medication by a medical practitioner, take these as you usually would. Talk to your healthcare provider if you are concerned.
  • Do not take over-the-counter medicines such as ibuprofen, aspirin or antihistamines to prevent side-effects. It is not known how these medications might affect how well the vaccine works.
  • Make sure you give yourself enough time to complete all the steps required,  including being monitored after vaccination on site for at least 15 minutes.
  • When you get to the vaccination site, remember to practice all the usual COVID-19 prevention methods such as wearing a mask, keeping a distance of more than 1.5 metres from other people and regularly washing or sanitising your hands.
  • It was initially recommended that if you have recently received another vaccine (e.g. the flu vaccine), to wait 14 days before getting the COVID-19 vaccine. This is no longer required.