Get the Facts on the Vax

Jacinta and Adam take a closer look at COVID vaccines, as part of Rainbow Vax Week. 

How do vaccines work? Are there any interactions between the COVID vaccines and gender affirming hormones or PrEP? What about if you’re pregnant? This episode clarifies information on the vaccines for our communities with the help of guest experts. 

First, we hear from Dr Jessica Kaufman, a research fellow in the Vaccine Uptake Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, who explains how the vaccines work and what side effects are involved.

Endocrinologist, Dr Ada Cheung, then joins us to talk about gender affirming hormones, pregnancy, menopause, and more.

Later in the show, GP Dr Nate Reid discusses the COVID vaccine in relation to HIV medications, PrEP and other health considerations for our communities.

You can find all vaccine booking information, rainbow vaccination clinic hours and vaccine resources you need on the #FabJab website, including a gender affirming printable resource for TGD folks: joy.org.au/fabjab/ 

If you want to hear more from Dr Jessica, Dr Ada, and Dr Nate, you can watch the recording of the Get the Facts on the Vax community forum on the Thorne Harbour Health YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD17zQDLYBA 

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