scoop.co.nz 19 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

Pasifika Encouraged To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

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March 19, 2021 Diversity, Health Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation The Pacific Nursing Section of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is asking the Pasifika community to accept the COVID-19 vaccine and says the Government needs a special vaccination programme for Pasifika.Pacific Nursing Section Chairperson … The Pacific Nursing Section of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is asking the Pasifika community to accept the COVID-19 vaccine and says the Government needs a special vaccination programme for Pasifika.Pacific Nursing Section Chairperson Eseta Finau said the Health System is often poorly connected with Pasifika people, but she said Pasifika needed to know that research has shown that the vaccine is safe for them to take.“If Pasifika are unsure, they should talk to their Pasifika nurse or health worker or contact the Pacific Nursing Section of NZNO for advice.

“Pasifika are more likely to die if they contract the Covid-19 virus and the Government must acknowledge the special needs of Pasifika.“This special vaccination programme for Pasifika must be brought to them by ethnic specific Pasifika health workers.

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