I don’t feel well, what should I do?

It is possible that you may experience side effects after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. THIS IS NORMAL. When receiving the vaccine, the administrator should discuss after care practices or give you a handout to make you have the most comfortable experience you possibly can. If you lose or forget this information, click here for information on what the side effects are and how to reduce discomfort.

If you’re unsure, the best thing to to is use the COVID-19 vaccine side effects symptom checker to ease any concerns post vaccine.

The symptom checker is also available through the National Coronavirus Helpline, which can be reached 24 hours a day on 1800 020 080.

In an emergency you should always call 000.

Report your symptoms

If you experience any side effects after having the COVID-19 vaccine, the best thing you can do is report your symptoms. This process is quick, easy, and doable in a variety of formats to suit your needs.

To report directly to the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) directly, you can:

  • Report over the phone by calling the Adverse Medicine Events line on 1300 134 237 (Operating 8am – 8pm, Monday – Sunday)
  • Report online by clicking here and following the prompts on the page.
  • Report by emailing the TGA at adr.reports@tga.gov.au. In your email, include your contact details, a description of the side effect(s) (what happened, when it happened, and how long it lasted), and a description of the medicine or vaccine you think caused the side effect (including any other medicines or medical devices you are using).

We advise that you go directly to the TGA with your symptoms, as their data will help maintain and improve the safety of vaccines. Furthermore, reporting directly rather than via a medical practice will streamline the reporting process, helping your voice be heard as fast as possible.