Mount Isa doctor Marjad Page leads Indigenous vaccination campaign

Mount Isa doctor Marjad Page is the face of a new campaign to get indigenous people to vaccinate against COVID-19.

Western Queensland's First Nations communities are being encouraged to speak with local clinicians about the COVID vaccine, amid concerning reports of vaccine hesitancy among vulnerable populations in rural and remote Queensland.

Last month the Western Queensland Primary Health Network began a new campaign to raise awareness about the importance of getting accurate information about vaccines from reliable sources.

The network's "Jibber Jabber" campaign encourages people to ignore the "Jibber", defined as foolish or worthless talk, and instead talk to a "Jabber", being someone who administers a COVID vaccine jab.

They have enlisted the help of a local "jabber", Gidgee Healing doctor Marjad Page, to spread the message.

"G'day, I'm a jabber and I've done heaps of COVID vaccinations," Dr Page says in the video. "Don't listen to the jibber, come and see me instead."

The video encourages Indigenous people to attend local clinics who can explain the process.

"Just make an appointment and protect your mob from coronavirus," the video says.

This story Queensland doctor leads Indigenous vaccination campaign first appeared on The North West Star.