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Sandra’s sage advice
Sandra Erwin is an Aboriginal Health Worker in Mitchell in Western Queensland.  She made the choice to get vaccinated against…

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Northern Peninsula Mayor leading the community on the vaccination journey
North Peninsula Area Regional Council Mayor Patricia Yusia made the choice to get her COVID-19 vaccination to be part of…

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Torres Health veteran Uncle Phillip is a keen vaccine warrior
Uncle Phillip Bowie, Deputy Chair of the Board of Directors for Torres Health wanted the community to know that COVID-19 isn’t going…

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Charleville broadcaster sets the record straight about vaccines
Luke Robinson is a proud Bidjara man and Traditional Owner in Charleville in South-West Queensland.   As the Acting Manager of the Bidjara Media and Broadcasting 4RR FM…

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Community can’t afford to be complacent
Stephanie Saunders is a proud Yidinji woman who hails from the Gordonvale Area and has been an Endorsed Enrolled Nurse at Wuchopperen Health Service for about…

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Cairns community vaccination days good for hesitant mob
Dania Ahwang, CEO of Wuchopperen Health Service, got vaccinated because she wants to protect her family and community from COVID-19.   Ms Ahwang is…

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Yarrabah’s ministry spreads COVID-19 vaccination message
Reverend Leslie Baird is a man who has devoted much of his professional life to the improvement of mob health;…

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One in, all in for Pastor Nathan’s mob
Pastor Nathan Seden made the choice to get the COVID-19 jab to protect himself and his family.  As a clergyman on Thursday Island…

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Get your jab to help others who can’t
Justine Law is an Indigenous Health Project Officer with the North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health.   She made the choice to…

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Come on you mob, let’s protect our people
Aunty Elma Lingard is an Elder of the Ewamian People from country around Mt Surprise, Georgetown, Forsayth, and Einasleigh in the savannah land southwest of Cairns. She…

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Talk to your GP says Aunty Merle
Aunty Merle Barber is an Elder who has lived in Mackay her whole life.  She made the choice to get vaccinated to…

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Getting the jab for her grandson
Joanne Tucker took the brave step to get vaccinated against COVID-19 because she loves her grandson more than she feared the…

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COVID-19 gonna wipe us out (if you don’t get the jab)
Uncle Reg Williams is an Aboriginal Elder living in the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA) of Queensland.  The born and bred…

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Uncle Cheese is COVID-19 protected and proud
Uncle Lawrence ‘Cheese’ Anderson is an Aboriginal Elder and Cultural Coordination Officer in Cunnamulla.  As a born and bred local, his deep connections…

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No brainer for this entertainer
Roy Kellaway is a podiatrist and diabetes educator who is currently based in South-East Queensland but periodically travels to Cunnamulla to work…

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Getting it done to protect Cunnamulla community
Patricia Tanner is a lifelong Cunnamulla resident and Allied Healthcare Coordinator for Cunnamulla Primary Healthcare Centre.   She and her colleagues…

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Keeping family safe
Roselyn Thomas, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner/Chronic Disease Coordinator with the Cunnamulla Aboriginal Corporation for Health said…

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The time is now to get your vaccine
Belinda Jackson is a health worker with Wuchopperen Health Service in Cairns. She was born and raised in Yarrabah and…

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Communication is key to keeping mob safe
Haylene Grogan, Chief Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Officer and Deputy Director-General Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Division…

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Building trust through vaccination outreach efforts in FNQ
Dr Oscar Whitehead, Medical Lead for the Tropical Public Health Services First Nations COVID-19 Response Team, understands the value of…

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

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