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Animation - COVID-19 Vaccine Explainer

The Department of Health has put together this animation which expalins why COVID-19 vaccines are so important in a culturally appropriate way. This video has been developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples audiences.

How to start a conversation about COVID-19 vaccines

WACOSS and the WA Department of Health held two webinars in December 2021 for frontline workers in the community care services sector. These webinars were designed to equip workers with the tools they need to have persuasive conversations with vaccine-hesitant communities and dispel any myths they may have about COVID-19. The webinar was recorded and we have made it available in a link below, along with a slide deck from the presentation. These resources are public and provided without license – you are encouraged to share them widely amongst your staff, clients and the wider community!

"COVID doesn't care how old you are!"

Dennis Simmons dispels a common myth that young people don’t get COVID-19.

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"We haven't got COVID here anyway!"

Dennis Simmons dispels a common myth that there is no point getting vaccinated because we don’t have community transmission of COVID-19.

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Dr Dan McAullay

Dr Dan McAullay, Director of Aboriginal Research at Edith Cowan University, nurse, epidemiologist and a member of the Noongar community speaks about COVID-19 and flu vaccinations.

Dr Sandra Eades

In this series of videos, Noongar woman Dr Sandra Eades talks about the importance of getting vaccinated to protect your family and your community.

Pastor Ray Minniecon

In this video, Pastor Ray Minniecon encourages all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect loved ones against COVID-19. ‘For me getting vaccinated is showing an act of love.’ Pastor Ray

You've got questions with Dr Karl

We know there are some questions out there about the COVID-19 vaccines.

To help answer some of those common questions, the WA Government has teamed up with Dr Karl for this You’ve Got Questions series, to address the myths about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Dr Karl is a knowledgeable and trusted voice of the Australian medical and science community, most known for his ‘Science with Dr Karl’ segment on Triple J radio.

Vaccination is a critical issue for Dr Karl – he said that a drop in the number of people getting vaccinated against whooping cough years ago was what motivated him to become a media personality.

“That’s why I got into media – I felt I could do better for the Australian population by telling people to get vaccinated,” he said.

“Getting vaccinated saves lives.”

Deafblind Ambassador Deborah Kasich

This video includes Deb Kasich, an ambassador and advocate with Senses Australia, who explains the importance of getting accinated.

AusLan Interpreter Fiona Perry

As an Auslan interpreter for Access Plus WA Deaf, Fiona Perry reflects on why it was so important for her to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Videos translated into First Nations languages

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