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Let’s do this – Get vaccinated and help keep our mob safe

The COVID-19 vaccines can help protect mob from getting really sick from the virus. It helps protect our community, Elders, family and friends.

It’s really important that everyone in our community come forward and get vaccinated now so that we can keep each other safe and get back to doing the things we love.

COVID-19 community resources
A range of community and stakeholder resources are available to help you get the message out to your communities, especially with restrictions easing, including:

  • Vaccines ‘Know the Facts’
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Practicing Sorry Business safely
  • Using masks

Community champions encouraging mob

Worimi man, Professor Kelvin Kong and other local community champions are helping to spread the word to encourage more mob to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves, their family and community.

Share these videos across your networks

Watch and share the video featuring Blake Tatafu here.

Watch and share the videos featuring Budjerah here and here.

Watch and share the video featuring Corey Tutt here.

Watch and share the video featuring Lesley Armstrong here.


Tips to promote COVID-19 vaccination locally 

Here are some tips to share across your network. There are templates available to adapt these messages locally. Download here.

1. Encourage people to book their vaccine 

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and free. All Aboriginal people 12 years and older can get vaccinated for COVID-19. Appointments are available at GPs, pharmacies, Aboriginal Medical Services and NSW Health vaccination clinics.

Speak to your local GP, Aboriginal Medical Service or pharmacist, or visit nsw.gov.au to make a booking.

2. Remind people it’s important not to delay

COVID-19 is still around in our community and can spread very quickly. COVID-19 isn’t just affecting the elderly. Many young people are becoming very sick. The sooner we are all protected, the sooner we can gather together, connect again and get back to doing the things we love. So let’s do this NSW, let’s keep our mob safe.

Remember, it takes one to two weeks after your second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to be fully protected, so it is important to continue to follow COVID safe practices to reduce your risk of catching and spreading the virus.

3. Access trusted information about the vaccine
  • Talk to your GP, Aboriginal Medical Service or Aboriginal Health Worker or pharmacist. They can provide information about the COVID-19 vaccines, how to book your vaccination and what to expect.
  • Call the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080 for assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Visit nsw.gov.au for more information.

Tune in to our next Yarn Up

The Centre for Aboriginal Health will be hosting another Yarn Up Q&A next Tuesday 26 October at 3pm on the NSW Health Facebook page. This series will focus on the facts about COVID-19 vaccination and respond to some of the misinformation circulating through the community.


Support and feedback

The NSW Centre for Aboriginal Health is available to support your COVID-19 communication needs. If you would like to provide feedback, suggestions or request messaging that is not covered in existing resources, please contact:

Helen Gardiner
Aboriginal health COVID-19 Communications Lead
NSW Ministry of Health
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Stay connected

Information changes quickly, stay up to date with the latest information across official NSW Health channels and follow your Local Health District for local information.