Aboriginal Support Team for our Community during COVID-19
Acknowledgement of Country
SESLHD Public Health Unit acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land. We support and respect the survival of this proud culture and are committed to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. We would like to pay our respect to Elders of the past, present and future generations and extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
About the Aboriginal Support Team
COVID-19 is a respiratory virus that can make you very sick. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can be at a higher risk of catching this virus because it can spread easily between family members. It can be very serious for some people – especially people with other health conditions.
Vaccination: The COVID-19 vaccination and boosters help keep our mob safe. Everyone aged 5 years and over can get vaccinated. Staying up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations provides the best way of protecting your family.
Antiviral treatments: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are able to receive antiviral treatments to help recover from COVID-19 (from age 35 years and over) or flu infections (any age). Antivirals are medicines that can help stop a virus from infecting healthy cells or multiplying in the body. They work best when taken as soon as possible after your symptoms start. Please book an appointment with your doctor to have a yarn about these treatments.
For more information about COVID-19 and vaccination click on the links below or go to the Immunisation information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people page
For enquiries, you can call us on 0439 413 094 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday (except Public Holidays). Please leave a voice message if calling outside of these hours and a staff member will respond to you the following business day. Or you can call the Public Health Unit on 9382 8333 (option 1).
You can also email us - the inbox is monitored Monday to Friday during business hours.
- COVID-19 and Flu Aboriginal health resources
- COVID-19 information and advice for Aboriginal people and communities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and COVID-19
- Aboriginal healthcare workers and settings during COVID-19
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community kit
- COVID-19 vaccination information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- COVID-19 vaccines
For information on other infectious diseases and health alerts please visit:
SESLHD Aboriginal Health workers - https://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/services-clinics/directory/aboriginal-health-unit/aboriginal-health-contacts
Healthdirect – 1800 022 222 - https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/
National COVID line - https://www.health.gov.au/contacts/national-coronavirus-helpline
13 Yarn - https://www.13yarn.org.au/