Questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccination will be addressed during a community question-and-answer session at Goondir Dalby Health Service next Tuesday from 9am.
The in-person yarning session will be held prior to the opening of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged from 12 years.
The session will give local community members the opportunity to ask questions or raise concerns with medical professionals from Goondir and the Darling Downs Public Health Unit.
“We know that the best protection against COVID-19 is to be vaccinated,” Dr Liam Flynn from Darling Downs Public Health Unit said.
“But we also understand, it is natural for everyone to have concerns or questions about any medical treatment or procedure.
“We hope that providing correct, up-to-date information will help people make the best decision for themselves, their loved ones and their community.”
Marsha Dodd from Goondir Health Service said it was especially important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to consider getting vaccinated.
“It’s important for our mob to get the vaccine, so we can continue to keep ourselves, our families, and our community safe,” Ms Dodd said.
“We are amongst the most vulnerable of Australia’s population, so we need to make sure that as Indigenous people, we continue to do all we can to keep our mob healthy for the future.”
Everyone is welcome to attend the Q&A session which be held on the lawn outside Goondir from 9am Tuesday 14 September.
The COVID-19 vaccination clinic will then open at 10am on Tuesday until 4pm; Wednesday 15 September from 8am to 4pm and Thursday 16 September from 8am to 2pm.
Bookings for this clinic can be made via Goondir Dalby on 4679 5900. Walk-ins are also welcome during clinic hours.
This clinic is specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members aged from 12 years. A clinic for the broader Western Downs community will be held later this month at the Dalby Event Centre. More details will be provided soon.