COVID-19 vaccine decision-making tools are now available in five new languages: Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Greek.
The tools can be accessed online and viewed on any device. There are two decision aids available:
- for people aged 16 years and over
- for parents of children aged 5 to 15 years.
The tools, developed by Dr Jane Frawley from the University of Technology Sydney and a team of researchers, help people make complex medical decisions. They compare the risks associated with getting the disease with the risks associated with the vaccine side-by-side. The decision aids are available on the NCIRS website.
In addition, a range of translated resources and support for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and healthcare providers are also available.
- Australian Government Department of Health and Aged care translated resources – filters available by language and topic
- Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health
- NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
- Victoria Multicultural Health & Support Service
- Queensland Multicultural Health
- SA Health– website available in multiple languages
- NT Multicultural Services
- ACT Multicultural health
- WA Multicultural health
- Tasmania Multicultural Access Point
- World Health Organization International vaccine schedules
- National Translating and Interpreting Service
- Translating overseas immunisation records
- Aids to translating foreign language terms
Disclaimer: This article was provided by PHN Immunisation Support Program. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.