Having my first injection today does give me a peace of mind that I am doing my part and helping our families and our communities.
To be honest, I have put a lot of thought into getting the COVID vaccination. My obstetrician told us that my wife was able to get vaccinated to protect her and our baby. That made it very clear to me that is was very safe and it’s something that not only I, but all of us should really have a think about. Understand the risks involved in contracting COVID-19.
I think it’s very important that all of us here in Australia should get vaccinated to protect our family and friends. To my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters, it’s just as important for us to know the risks of COVID-19. But more importantly, the benefits of being vaccinated and the benefits to our mob and all of us going out there and getting that jab.
Now that I’ve had my first injection, being vaccinated, it’s definitely something that I feel really proud about, not only to help protect myself and my family, but for me to do my part. By getting vaccinated, it’s helping us all move closer to getting back to normality.
I'm arming myself against COVID-19 to protect myself, my family and the community.
Please note, this video was published on 13 August 2021. Updated health advice was provided by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI), recommending everyone in Australia 16 years and over receive a COVID-19 booster dose, at least 3 months following their second dose. For more information about booster doses, have a yarn with your healthcare worker, or read the ATAGI’s statement.