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COVID-19

When will I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccines will become available in phases which means groups of people will get the vaccination at different times.

To learn about priority groups, who will receive the first doses of the vaccine, and which phase you are in, you can use the  COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker.

Flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine

The flu vaccine should not be administered at the same time as giving a COVID-19 vaccine.  It is recommended that you wait at least 14 days after you receive the COVID-19 vaccine to get the flu vaccine. The same applies if you have flu vaccine first, you should wait at least 14 days before being vaccinated against COVID-19.  

For more information visit the Australian Government Department of Health website.

Getting vaccinated – speak to your treating team

It is important to read information about getting vaccinated including how to prepare and what to expect before you get vaccinated.

If you have concerns about your health and getting the COVID-19 vaccine, please speak to your treating team for further information.

If you have previously had an allergic reaction to a vaccine it is important that you speak to your doctor before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 and ovarian cancer

OCA staff are thinking of the women we support and their families as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. You may find a few tips on coping with COVID-19 helpful. 

OCA has collaborated with a range of cancer organisations to develop a Patient-Carer Info Sheet which includes important information about COVID-19 based on clinical advice to contain, delay and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

For all our women, we encourage you to stay in touch and seek support via our services by calling our ovarian cancer nurses on 1300 660 334 (Weekdays, 9am - 5pm AEDT) or email support@ovariancancer.net.au 

Our OCA Connect online forum is also a great way to connect  and share with our ovarian cancer community.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Cancer Australia have compiled answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that you may find helpful.

Cancer Council has also developed a factsheet with important, trusted information to help answer your questions and concerns about cancer and COVID-19.

National coronavirus and COVID-19 vaccine helpline

If you need information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app, call 1800 020 080 or submit an enquiry through their website. Their number operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is important to follow the Government directives in your state.

You may also find these links to more information regarding COVID-19 and cancer useful.


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