[Naz Rind, Registered Nurse]: I’d like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I am standing. The land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
I would like to pay my respects to their Elders past and present and acknowledge all Aboriginal and all Torres Strait Islander people.
Today I will state that Sovereignty has not been ceded. I would also like to thank the Wurundjeri people for welcoming me on their land as I am from Whadjuk Country.
Naz Rind, Registered Nurse
[Naz Rind, Registered Nurse]: Hi, I am Naz Rind. I am a registered nurse and a proud Yamatji woman.
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Getting a COVID-19 vaccine will help protect you from getting sick from COVID-19.
The vaccines we use in Australia are very effective at preventing serious illness due to COVID-19.
As more people get vaccinated, the more the community is protected. This also makes it harder for COVID-19 to spread.
COVID-19 vaccines are free, safe and voluntary. Choosing to get vaccinated helps protect our mob, family and our community.
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Authorised by the Department of Health, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Spoken by N. Rind
Reviewed 31 March 2022