COVID-19 vaccinations – Professor Marcia Langton AO talks about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines and their safety

Indigenous academic Professor Marcia Langton speaks about the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for our communities.

Australian Government Department of Health
Professor Marcia Langton
Date published: 
Friday, 5 March, 2021

COVID-19 has changed our lives. In Australia, we've done a great job of keeping our mob safe and looking after each other.

But this doesn't mean that we're safe yet. The virus is still very dangerous. Across the world, COVID-19 has caused millions of people to become very sick and hundreds of thousands to die, no matter what their background.

Having the COVID-19 vaccine is one way we can protect ourselves and the people we love from a very serious illness.

There's been a lot of talk about the vaccines, and which one is better, and so on. Both vaccines have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective. Our community will be healthier by having as many people vaccinated as possible.

When your turn comes, get vaccinated as soon as you can. If you need more information, contact your trusted health care provider.