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Cherbourg’s Shane wants you to make sure you’re covered

Shane Dynevor is a Trainee Health Worker for Cherbourg Regional Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services (CRAICCHS). 

He made the choice to get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect himself, his family, and his community.  

“I have rheumatic fever and I just wanted to be on the safe side to make sure I’m covered,” Mr Dynevor said.  

“And I don’t want anything happening to my family or community if COVID does happen to hit Cherbourg or Murgon.” 

For his job with CRAICCHS, Shane travels around the South Burnett Region doing outreach. 

On his travels, people often ask him about his experience of the COVID-19 jab. 

“People ask me about the COVID vaccine,” he said.  

“And even outside of my work hours, they ask me about it.  

“I told them that it would be good because their family is covered, they’re covered and also the community is covered.” 

He said that when he chats with mob about the jab, he hears different stories and excuses about why people don’t want the jab but he always has the same answer. 

“Some young people don’t want it.  

“Some people are second guessing it.  

“I inform them that it is good to get to be covered.  

“Also, if they want to travel around: like for football carnivals or anything else, just be covered.”  

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