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Australians are entering NAIDOC Week 2021. With the COVID Delta on the move, many Indigenous have opted out of in person and public events. But the memories and still there and the culture and stories are to be told. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are highly vulnerable to exotic viruses and particularly to the Corona virus.
But, there is this news from our state of South Australia:
‘Until recently Ngarrindjeri elder Stephanie Gollan had reservations about getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
But her feelings about the shot changed when she joined a program in Adelaide that supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through the process.
The Watto Purrunna Aboriginal Primary Health Care Service has reserved two cubicles at a vaccine hub in Playford in Adelaide’s north to create a supportive and culturally appropriate environment for Indigenous Australians.’
As reported by SBS News Australia. You can read more about it here. It is great to know, as we enter NAIDOC Week, that some people are looking out for our vulnerable Indigenous peoples.
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5 thoughts on “#WATWB June 2021 – A Place To Vaccinate Indigenous Australians”
You made it before we ran out of June, Simon. I had the subject, but I missed the deadline this month. Good to hear from you.
Thanks Dan. Good to hear from you too.
That’s wonderful Simon. Glad that the Indigenous know they can have the vaccination and be supported.
So am I Susan.
Hi Simon – I had the Astra-Zenica jabs … all fine – but this is excellent news for your fellow Australians – I’m so pleased people are coming round to the benefits of having the vaccinations. It’s especially important for the indigenous populations, as too those who’ve emigrated to new lands – we need to support them all and encourage them to support each other. With thoughts for now … Hilary