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We all have a role to play in helping to get COVID-19 under control and life in NSW back to normal.

By getting the COVID-19 vaccination you are helping to protect yourself, the people closest to you and your community.

Two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine provide around 90 per cent protection from hospitalisation and death from COVID-19.

And when enough people in the community are vaccinated, it slows down the spread of disease.

By getting vaccinated you join millions of others who have taken action to fight COVID-19 together.

Due to the current outbreak of the COVID-19 Delta strain in NSW, everyone 16 years and over is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia regardless of Medicare or visa status.

There are many different ways to access the COVID-19 vaccination, including through your GP, a vaccination clinic or selective pharmacies.

Check your eligibility and book your appointment now.

Thank you for taking action to protect your community against COVID-19.

Help protect those closest to you by encouraging them to join the movement and get vaccinated too.

An easy way of encouraging others is to use the following resources.

Profile graphics

Be loud and be proud, pick your favourite graphic and use on your social media, and MS Outlook and Teams.

I got vaxxed

Vaxxed profile graphic - option 1 Vaxxed profile graphic - option 2

I booked my vax

Booked profile graphic - option 1 Booked profile graphic - option 2

Instructions for use on MS Outlook

  1. Download and save your preferred image
  2. Open MS Outlook
  3. Go to File on the Toolbar
  4. Under Account Settings select Add or Change your profile image
  5. Upload the image and select Save

Instructions for use on MS Teams

  1. Download and save your preferred image with the file name ‘image – I got vaccinated or I booked my vaccination’
  2. Open MS Teams (make sure you are using your primary account)
  3. Click the current picture or your initials (if you haven’t uploaded a picture before) on the top right of your screen. A drop box will appear below.
  4. Hover over the larger version of your profile pic or initials and click the camera icon that appears
  5. Select Upload picture and Save

Email signatures

Send a message of solidarity with every email you send.

I got vaccinated

I got vaccinated. Check your eligibility and book now
I got vaccinated. Check your eligibility and book now.

I got vaccinated. Check your eligibility and book now
I got vaccinated. Check your eligibility and book now.

I booked my vaccination

I booked my vaccination. Check your eligibility and book now
I booked my vaccination. Check your eligibility and book now .

I booked my vaccination. Check your eligibility and book now
I booked my vaccination. Check your eligibility and book now.

Instructions for use:

  1. Copy your preferred graphic above and select Save as Picture.  Save the picture with the file name ‘image – I got vaccinated or I booked my vaccination’
  2. Open a new email in Microsoft Outlook.
  3. On the menu, select Insert > Signature > Signatures...
  4. Click on the image icon on the top right of the Edit signature box and insert the saved graphic
  5. Under the graphic, copy and paste the text ‘I got vaccinated. Check your eligibility and book now’  or ‘I booked my vaccination. Check your eligibility and book now.’
  6. To check that the words ‘book now’ are hyperlinked to https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au, click on the link and select the link icon on the top right of the Edit signature box and make sure the link Address is https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au
  7. Select OK, or Save and close

MS Teams backgrounds

Just because you can’t be there, doesn’t mean you can’t share. Add a custom background effect to your online meetings.

I got vaccinated

I got vaccinated. Check your eligibility and book now I got vaccinated. Check your eligibility and book now

I booked my vaccination

I booked my vaccination. Check your eligibility and book now I booked my vaccination. Check your eligibility and book now

Instructions for use:

  1. Download and save your preferred image with the file name ‘image – I got vaccinated’ or 'I booked my vaccination'
  2. Before joining a meeting click on the icon of a person with a shaded background on the Chose your video and audio options screen (make sure your camera is on).
  3. Click Add new and upload the image.
  4. Note the image will appear backwards to you!

The Australian Government, NSW Government and NSW Health websites provide reliable and accurate information on the COVID-19 vaccination program.

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Last updated: 09 Sep 2021