For culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) populations, access to translated information on staying up to date with COVID-19 and influenza vaccines is an important part of public and preventive health measures.
A lack of access to reliable information in different languages has been linked to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Australian CALD communities, while an examination of COVID-related deaths suggests a need for more support.
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show that people born overseas have an age-standardised death rate over two and a half times that of those who were born in Australia (12.3 deaths per 100,000 people versus 4.8 deaths).
To assist GPs this winter, the Australian Department of Health has developed downloadable, translated resources about protecting yourself and your community from respiratory illness this winter by staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and having the influenza vaccine.
This downloadable winter preparedness pack has translated resources about:
- staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations this winter
- getting your influenza vaccine this winter
- who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine winter dose.
Download the pack here.