PM wants multicultural communities to “Get vaccinated” as vaccine rollout criticism rages


By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE, 14 July 2021: There has been widespread criticism of the Federal Government’s vaccine rollout, probably because of the lack of Pfizer vaccine supply and confusion over the side effects of Astra Zeneca. The recent advertising about the current Sydney outbreak has also come under the scanner. A national advertising campaign on vaccines and related issues in 32 languages targeted at multicultural audiences across radio, print, online, and social media channels is on.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Multicultural Affairs Minister Alex Hawke “met with senior leaders from Sydney’s multicultural communities to listen to their concerns about Sydney’s COVID-19 outbreak, and discuss the support being made available by the Australian Government”, says a media release.

While it is not known how many and who all participated in the online meeting, the media release says, “We know that South West and Western Sydney, in particular, are going through a tough time with the current outbreak. The Prime Minister and I thanked the more than 100 community leaders in attendance during the online forum for their vital work in keeping their communities and all Australians safe.

We reiterated the Government’s advice to communities affected by COVID-19 outbreaks – stay home, get tested, isolate yourself, and get vaccinated. And we asked community leaders to continue to share that message as a matter of priority. We also discussed a range of additional support measures available for those in affected areas in Greater Sydney including Australian Government COVID-19 Disaster Payments.”

The PM’s concluding comments during the interaction with the multicultural communities was – “Stay home. Get tested. Get vaccinated”.

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