In the Pack
The Department of Health is committed to making information about COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone in Australia, including culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
This update includes resources explaining what to expect at your vaccination appointment, reasons to get the COVID-19 vaccine, how to find out when you can have your COVID-19 vaccination , how to book, and information on updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
What You Can Do To Help
You can help by:
- Sharing the materials available in this stakeholder kit with your community by email, social media, or via messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat, Messenger and others.
- Printing fact sheets or posters and displaying them in your place of work or community organisation.
- Directing people to the Department of Health website for the latest information and updates. The website has information on COVID-19 vaccines available in 63 languages:
- Encouraging your community to continue safe practices to stop COVID-19 from spreading. Stay 1.5 metres away from others, wash your hands regularly with soap and water, stay
home when you are sick, get tested for COVID-19 and wear a mask when required.
- Advising anyone who would like more information to call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People who do not speak English can access translating and interpreting services by calling 131 450.
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Magdalena is the President of the AFMW (2020-) and former President of VMWS (2013 & 2017-2020), National Coordinator AFMW, MWIA Scientific and Research Subcommittee co-Chair, MWIA Mentoring and Leadership, Special Interest Group, Chair
Magdalena’s deep engagements with the RACGP over many years includes chair of Women in General Practice, is currently on the RACGP Expert Committee Quality Care, prior to that on RACGP eHealth Expert Committee. She is a regular media spokesperson on numerous health issues, being interviewed most weeks by mainstream and medical media. Magdalena has represented the RACGP at senate enquiries and has worked on several National Health Framework reviews.
Both an RACGP examiner and University examiner she supervises medical students and undertakes general practice research. Roles outside of RACGP include the Strategy and Policy Committee for Breast Cancer Network Australia, Board Director of Women’s Health Victoria and Chair of their Strategy and Policy subcommittee and the AMA Victoria GP Network Committee.
Magdalena has presented at the United Nations as part of the Australian Assembly and was recently appointed the Australian representative to the World Health Organisation, World Assembly on COVID 19, by the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).