COVID-19 vaccination – Video – Aboriginal nurse Mandy Debenham encourages us all to get tested and vaccinate

Proud Aboriginal nurse, Mandy Debenham, living on Wiradjuri country in Bathurst encourages everyone to stay home, get tested, and get the COVID-19 vaccine.


Hey you mob!

It is Mandy Debenham, I am a proud Aboriginal nurse living on Wiradjuri country in Bathurst.

I’m working in the mobile vaccination clinic and travelling through Western NSW.

You all know now that there are COVID-19 cases in our area, and it’s spreading through communities. Not just effecting our elders, our kids are at risk as well.

More vaccines are available and we all need to do our part and get vaccinated. The vaccine cant give you COVID-19 but it can save your life.

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all Aboriginal people over 12.

Don’t wait, visit one of our walk in clinics or get an appointment.

Follow the public health orders –stay home, wear a mask and get tested especially if you are unwell.

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Please note, this video was published on 26 August 2021. Updated health advice was provided on 09 December 2021, recommending the Comirnaty (Pfizer) vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 years old. For more information read the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation’s statement.

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