Aboriginal communities left reaching for immunity

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Despite being a priority population, communities are facing staggeringly low immunisation rates.

Pfizer vaccines that never arrived, cancelled vaccination clinics and a lack of appropriate communication have all been to blame for the low covid vaccine uptake in Aboriginal communities.

And now, with the virus spreading quickly into regional and rural areas, the threat of disease has never been so high for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This episode we’re joined by TMR reporter Holly Payne to discuss how the vaccine rollout failed Aboriginal Australians, and whether rapid access to vaccines can be guaranteed in the coming weeks.

You can listen and subscribe to the show by searching for “The Tea Room Medical Republic” in your favourite podcast player.

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