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IS THE VACCINE SAFE?
- Is the vaccine safe?
- The vaccine was tested by Medsafe; they checked very carefully to make sure the COVID-19 vaccine is safe enough to give to people.
- Medsafe’s job is to check how safe and effective medicines are.
- Medsafe is independent and is not part of the companies that make the vaccine – they cannot influence the decisions Medsafe makes.
- The vaccine has already been safely given to millions of people around the world.
- The vaccine will not give you COVID-19.
- How can the vaccine be safe when it was developed faster than usual?
- Because of how bad COVID-19 is, scientists and governments from around the world worked together to find a vaccine to help stop people from getting sick or dying.
- Sharing information and funding meant they could work faster than normal and without affecting the safety of the vaccine.