COVID-19 vaccines: Multicultural community leaders forum

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is set to begin in February, following the approval of the Pfizer vaccine by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

But health experts have warned that the uptake of the vaccine in some communities will depend on the government’s ability to engage with culturally and linguistically diverse groups and deliver accurate information.

Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young and Bronwyn Nardi, Assistant Deputy Director-General, Prevention Division at Queensland Health will be hosting a Multicultural Community Leaders forum on 3 February to answer questions from your community.

The forum is an opportunity to hear about the roll-out of the vaccination along with a question and answer session.

There will also be time for you to provide advice to Queensland Health on how they can better work with your community.

If you have questions you would like answered, please email them to [email protected] before the forum or add them to the chat during the session.

Answers will also be collated and posted on the Refugee Health Network website.

The state-wide zoom forum is a collaborative effort with many services including Multicultural Australia, Access, QPASTT, QACC, Australian Red Cross, Refugee Health Network Queensland, Mater and Queensland Health with assistance from Settlement & Multicultural Services across Queensland.

When: Wednesday 3 February, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Zoom Dial-in details:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android – password: 954992

Or iPhone one-tap (Australian Toll): +61280152088,91347440830#

Or Telephone: Dial: +61 (0) 2 8015 2088 (Australian Toll)

Meeting ID: 913 4744 0830 Password: 954992