Make the choice - get vaccinated
Make the choice - get vaccinated

Why should I get vaccinated?

A vaccine is a safe way to protect people against serious illness from COVID-19. Just like the flu, it is important to get vaccinated to protect yourself, family, community and Elders. You won’t be forced to get the COVID-19 vaccination because it’s your choice to make but it is encouraged, so you can protect yourself and your mob.

  • It’s your choice
  • It’s safe
  • It’s free
  • It’s for your community

How do I get vaccinated?

Visit a clinic

Visit your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service. They can answer your questions and book you in for an appointment.

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Have a yarn

Speak to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse by calling
13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). They’ll be able to tell you where you can get vaccinated.

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Get vaccinated somewhere else

If you live close to a pharmacy or hospital you can get vaccinated there. Click through and register your details to find your closest vaccine provider in Queensland.

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The time is now to get your vaccine

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Belinda Jackson is a health worker with Wuchopperen Health Service in Cairns. She was born and raised in Yarrabah and has been a health worker for five years and at Wuchopperen for two.

Making the choice to get vaccinated

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Fully-vaccinated QAIHC staff Policy Officer Andrew Goodman and Communications Officer, Jacob Pagan are helping spread the word to mob about making the choice to get vaccinated.

Building trust through vaccination outreach efforts in Far North Queensland

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Dr Oscar Whitehead, Medical Lead for the Tropical Public Health Services First Nations COVID-19 Response Team, understands the value of a good yarn to help the vaccine hesitant have all the information they need when deciding about the jab.

Communication is key to keeping mob safe

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Haylene Grogan, Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer and Deputy Director-General Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division at Queensland Health, thinks getting a COVID jab is the best way to keep mob and the community safe.  

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Questions and answers

It's good to ask questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. You should ask your doctor, your community health service or speak to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurse by calling 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). You can also read through the list below, to help answer some of the questions you’ve got.

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What is COVID-19 and how do I prevent getting it?

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Can I still get sick from COVID-19?

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Which vaccine will I get?

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Do I have to pay for the COVID-19 vaccine?

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What are the side effects?

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Why do I need a second dose and when do I get it?

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What now?

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Have a yarn with your doctor or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)

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Make an appointment to be vaccinated

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Tell your mob you've been vaccinated

Once vaccinated

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Book an appointment for your second jab and keep a reminder of the date somewhere handy

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Keep practicing hand hygiene and social distancing

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Get tested if you have any COVID-19 symptoms

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