The COVID 19 Pandemic ITC Mental Health Funding was provided to Nidjalla Waangan Mia by WAPHA to support the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people to access the COVID Vaccine
We were able to organize 3 GP ‘Yarning’ Sessions for the Aboriginal community members in the Peel Region. These helped dispel fears around getting the vaccination and gave our community the chance to ask questions. The benefits to the community as a whole were spoken about and they were encouraged to get the vaccine and were
Help was available to people who needed to get to these sessions by providing either a fuel voucher, NWM transport or taxi. In particular, the outer lying areas of the Peel region have high levels of disadvantage and incentivizing attendance was necessary.
COVID Incentive packs for all clients having the vaccine which included Panadol, up to date health information on the virus and vaccine, health sheet on what to expect after your vaccine, NWM water bottle + water
So far 132 vaccinations have been given at these COVID Clinics, and clinics continue to be held. 43 $25 fuel vouchers to support people to attend the clinics.
Keep an eye on the Nidjalla Waangan Mia Facebook page for updates and where future clinics will be held.
Thanks must go to our partner medical centres - Forrest Medical Centre – Pinjarra have held 2 yarning sessions and 7 COVID Clinics; Murray Medical Centre Mandurah have held 2 COVID Clinics so far; and Harvey Medical Group Waroona.