Oct. 28, 2021
1 So far, over 10 million* people around the world have died from COVID-19.
2 As well as being deadly and highly contagious, the virus can have serious long-term side effects called long COVID.
3 Without the vaccine, almost everyone will get the virus.
4 Those infected without being vaccinated are at least 20 times more likely to get dangerously ill. This is even higher for Māori and Pacific peoples.
5 The vaccine is cleared from the body within a few days, leaving the body's defences strengthened to fight COVID-19.
6 If vaccinated, you are less likely to spread the virus to your whānau, friends, and workmates.
7 The vaccine is Medsafe approved and safer than either the contraceptive pill or common pain relief such as paracetamol.
* Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle