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Dr. Annapurna Nori chats all things COVID-19 Vaccination for Kids with Gordy Rigney

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09 August 2022

Doctor Annapurna from AHCSA and Gordon Rigney, Aboriginal Health Practitioner at Moorundi have a yarn about all thing kids COVID-19 vaccination

A couple of months ago, AHCSA’s Public Health Medical Officer Doctor Annapurna Nori sat down and had a yarn with Moorundi Health Worker Gordy Rigney about the importance of getting our kids vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

The COVID-19 virus, along with Influenza (or flu) and other sicknesses have severely impacted the health of people across Australia this winter season and this also includes our Aboriginal communities in South Australia.

Because of this, it’s even more important that we make sure we are protecting our family, friends and of course younger ones from the risk of getting really sick with COVID-19 and ending up in hospital.

We know that there are a lot of people in community still worried about getting their kids vaccinated and like Doctor Annapurna said, “it’s completely understandable, because we know that everyone just wants the best for their children.”

What you might not know, is that you are actually giving your kids the best chance at being healthy and strong by having the COVID-19 vaccination.

Even though we know that some kids are testing positive to COVID-19 and not getting very sick, what we don’t know is if this is going to be the case for everyone and there certainly are cases of kids becoming very unwell with the virus.

To prevent our kids from becoming very sick with COVID-19, we encourage you to make sure that everyone in your family is using hand sanitiser, washing their hands regularly, sneezing into their elbow, wearing masks in crowded spaces and staying 1.5 metres away from other people.

If you and your kids are practicing these health measures and you have been vaccinated, then you will have the best chance of fighting off the COVID-19 virus and not needing to go to hospital for treatment.

There is lots of good and trusted information available about the COVID-19 vaccine in the videos with Doctor Annapurna and Gordy, listed below.

It’s important that we continue to look after the health of our kids and each other and one of the best ways to do this is by having the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you have further questions about getting vaccinated and would like to have a yarn, get in touch with your local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service or trusted GP.

You can watch Docotor Annapurna and Gordon have a yarn about all things vaccination for kids at the link here.