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URGENT NOTICE: PRIORITY COVID-19 VACCINATION BOOKINGS


Priority COVID-19 Vaccination Bookings available for staff who live in:
• Blacktown local government area
• Campbelltown local government area
• Canterbury-Bankstown local government area
• Cumberland local government area
• Fairfield local government area
• Georges River local government area
• Liverpool local government area
• Paramatta local government area
• the suburbs of Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys.

• You will need to bring photo ID as well as proof of your place of work. If you do not bring both of these, you may not be able to proceed for your vaccination.
• You do not need a Medicare card to make an appointment.

This invitation is only for you and cannot be forwarded on to anyone else.

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Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine enters your cells and changes your DNA


FACT: The COVID-19 vaccines are designed to help your body’s immune system fight the coronavirus. The messenger RNA from the Pfizer vaccine does enter cells, but not the nucleus of the cells where DNA resides. The mRNA does its job to cause the cell to make protein to stimulate the immune system, and then it quickly breaks down — without affecting your DNA.

Source: John Hopkins Medicine

Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine enters your cells and changes your DNA


FACT: The COVID-19 vaccines are designed to help your body’s immune system fight the coronavirus. The messenger RNA from the Pfizer vaccine does enter cells, but not the nucleus of the cells where DNA resides. The mRNA does its job to cause the cell to make protein to stimulate the immune system, and then it quickly breaks down — without affecting your DNA.

Source: John Hopkins Medicine

Myth: Getting the COVID-19 vaccine gives you COVID-19


FACT:
• The vaccine for COVID-19 cannot and will not give you COVID-19.
• The two authorized mRNA vaccines instruct your cells to reproduce a protein that is part of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which helps your body recognize and fight the virus, if it comes along.
• The COVID-19 vaccine does not contain the SARS-Co-2 virus, so you cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
• The protein that helps your immune system recognize and fight the virus does not cause infection of any sort.

Source: John Hopkins Medicine

Click here for more information from the Australian Government Department of Health

Myth: The side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are dangerous.


FACT: The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine can have side effects, but the vast majority are very short term —not serious or dangerous. The vaccine developers report that some people experience pain where they were injected; body aches; headaches or fever, lasting for a day or two. These are signs that the vaccine is working to stimulate your immune system. If symptoms persist beyond two days, you should call your doctor.

If you have allergies — especially severe ones that require you to carry an EpiPen — discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with your doctor, who can assess your risk and provide more information about if and how you can get vaccinated safely.
Source: John Hopkins Medicine

Click here to watch a short video - Vaccine side effects are actually a good thing

Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine enters your cells and changes your DNA


FACT: The COVID-19 vaccines are designed to help your body’s immune system fight the coronavirus. The messenger RNA from the Pfizer vaccine does enter cells, but not the nucleus of the cells where DNA resides. The mRNA does its job to cause the cell to make protein to stimulate the immune system, and then it quickly breaks down — without affecting your DNA.

Source: John Hopkins Medicine

Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine enters your cells and changes your DNA


FACT: The COVID-19 vaccines are designed to help your body’s immune system fight the coronavirus. The messenger RNA from the Pfizer vaccine does enter cells, but not the nucleus of the cells where DNA resides. The mRNA does its job to cause the cell to make protein to stimulate the immune system, and then it quickly breaks down — without affecting your DNA.

Source: John Hopkins Medicine

Myth: Researchers rushed the development of the COVID-19 vaccine, so its effectiveness and safety cannot be trusted


FACT: Studies found that the two initial vaccines are both about 95% effective — and reported no serious or life-threatening side effects. There are many reasons why the COVID-19 vaccines could be developed so quickly.

Here are just a few:
• The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna were created with a method that has been in development for years, so the companies could start the vaccine development process early in the pandemic.
• China isolated and shared genetic information about COVID-19 promptly, so scientists could start working on vaccines.
• The vaccine developers didn’t skip any testing steps, but conducted some of the steps on an overlapping schedule to gather data faster.
• Vaccine projects had plenty of resources, as governments invested in research and/or paid for vaccines in advance.
• Some types of COVID-19 vaccines were created using messenger RNA (mRNA), which allows a faster approach than the traditional way that vaccines are made.
• Social media helped companies find and engage study volunteers, and many were willing to help with COVID-19 vaccine research.
• Because COVID-19 is so contagious and widespread, it did not take long to see if the vaccine worked for the study volunteers who were vaccinated.
• Companies began making vaccines early in the process — even before FDA authorization — so some supplies were ready when authorization occurred.

Source: John Hopkins Medicine