March 11, 2021
Jabs a relief for marae medical kaimahi
South Auckland marae and Māori health services have joined together the promote the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
Manurewa Marae chief executive Takutai Moana Natasha Kemp says Māori service providers in the region have been meeting regularly since the start of the pandemic.
She says the Government’s announcement over-65s and those with pre-existing health conditions in Counties Manukau will be part of the second wave of vaccinations is great news.
Several frontline kaimahi at the marae’s GP clinic have already had their jabs.
"People make the choice. It's around extra protection for them. They feel they can protect their whānau. They go home at night, they have that extra layer of feeling a bit more safe. The marae kaimahi who have made that choice know it's the right choice for them and their whānau, and we encourage them to have those discussions with your whānau," she says.
Takutai Moana Natasha Kemp says she’s looking forward to being vaccinated, because it brings closer the prospect of visiting her one-year-old mokopuna in Brisbane.
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