Carmel Sepuloni: We need to promote vaccination among disabled people

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 Sep 2021, 8:21AM
 Carmel Sepuloni. (Photo / Mark Mitchell)
Carmel Sepuloni. (Photo / Mark Mitchell)

Carmel Sepuloni: We need to promote vaccination among disabled people

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 14 Sep 2021, 8:21AM

A drive to get more disabled people vaccinated.  

The Taikura Trust is launching Tiaki, a Covid-19 campaign aiming to break down barriers to access for Auckland's disabled community.  

Barriers include transportation to vaccine centres and communication not being catered to them.  

Minister for Disability issues Carmel Sepuloni told Kate Hawkesby there is vaccine hesitancy too.  

"People may have had negative experiences with the health system with previous situations, so that may extend to vaccinations. We need to do whatever we can to promote vaccination amongst disabled people." 

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