Kidney Health Australia (KHA) strongly encourages all Australians, including those living with kidney disease, to get vaccinated. Vaccination is a critical component along with other public health measures to maximise protection against illness from COVID-19 infection. To date, over 28 million doses of vaccine have been administered in Australia.
KHA supports the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) position that vaccination is the most effective way to reduce deaths and severe illness from infection. We recommend you access the COVID vaccine through a GP clinic, pharmacy or vaccination hub as soon as you can.
Make sure to follow the vaccine schedule and to get both doses of whichever vaccine is suitable for your situation. Research has shown the immune response triggered by the vaccines is greatest after the 2nd dose, offering between 80-90% protection against severe COVID-19 disease. ATAGI has also recently approved a 3rd dose for certain individuals, see more below.
To book a vaccine appointment go to the https://www.health.gov.au/reso... or to find out how to book your vaccination appointment call the National Coronavirus and COVID Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080.