Deputy Chair of the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board is calling on all Pasifika people to get vaccinated. Victoria Short has this message, “To all my Pasifika friends and family, get vaccinated, now.”
“If you are waiting for your personalised invitation to get vaccinated, you might be waiting forever, as it may never come. The time to get vaccinated is right now.”
Victoria who hails from the island nation of Kiribati says she has seen first-hand how the Delta strain has affected Island families after it swept through the Pasifika community in Warkworth, north of Auckland. She notes that the Delta outbreak is disproportionally affecting the Pasifika community, who are vaccinating at a slower rate than other ethnicity groups.
The 30 year old mother of two encourages the Pasifika community not to wait a day longer to get vaccinated .
“The best thing we can do for ourselves, our community, and New Zealand right now is to get vaccinated. It is up to us to take action for our health and the health of the loved ones around us.”
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