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Vaccination by the mob for the mob at Tweed – No appointment needed

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The vaccination clinic will be set up at the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Tweed Heads 17 Kirkwood Road, Tweed Heads South on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September, 10am till 4pm. Photo NPWS

The local mob has come together to ensure that vaccination is available for any of the mob in the Northern Rivers who wants to get vaccinated.

The vaccination clinic will be set up at the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Tweed Heads 17 Kirkwood Road, Tweed Heads South on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st September, 10am till 4pm.

Vaccinations are available for any Aboriginal people over 12 years who have not had a COVID vaccine. No appointment is necessary. Bring with you your medicare card and photo ID if you have it.

‘Do it, don’t do it – its your choice; but if you want to here is a great opportunity for you and your mob to get the jab,’ says community health advocate and Bagwa Bugalma project manager, Belle Arnold.

‘There is so much fear and confusion around COVID-19 and the vaccination and its hard to know what to trust,’ she said.

‘The messaging from the government can be confusing and overwhelming, and the anti vaccination arguments are terrifying. Aboriginal communities are vulnerable for so many complex health reasons and we do not cope well with being isolated from our mob.  We want to protect our elders and our vulnerable people. Although there is little control we have over the situation we can take these steps to protect our families and communities from this horrible pandemic.

‘The mass vaccination clinic at the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre in Tweed Heads next week has been organised by mob for mob and provides some support for our community to keep safe,’ she said.

The COVID Vaccination Clinic is a partnership between Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, Northern NSW Local Health District and NSW Police. The Clinic will be delivering Pfizer vaccine to eligible Aboriginal people.


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