Covid-19 Vaccine Community Forum

Thursday 14 October 2021

Join us for a Community Forum where you ask questions about COVID-19 vaccinations from expert speakers and community guests.

About this event

Vaccination helps protect you against coronavirus (COVID-19), reduces the spread of the virus and bring us one step closer to getting out of lockdown. Thank you to the Yarra residents of all ages who have already rolled up their sleeves and been vaccinated.

We do have a way to go. 72% of residents in Yarra have only received one dose of the vaccine. Less than half of our residents have received their second dose.
We understand that there is a lot of misinformation and some members of our community are apprehensive about getting the vaccine.

To help, we will be holding a community vaccine forum on Thursday 14 October, one at lunchtime and one in the evening. This will be moderated by Yarra resident and former ABC radio host, Jon Faine.

We know the community have questions and this forum will help provide reassurance for you and your family. You will be able to ask questions and learn more about AstraZeneca, Moderna and Pfizer from trustworthy and reliable sources.

You can register your questions ahead of time using this link.

Our speakers include:

  • Dr Simon Slota-Kan – MD and public health physician at Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS)
  • Dr Shobhana Nambiar – Emergency department doctor at Barwon Health
  • Laura O’Shea – Project coordinator for North Richmond Community Health’s COVID-19 Program
  • Anthony Tassone – Victorian President of the Pharmacy Guild

Location & Contacts

General Enquiries


Date and time:
12pm - 1pm
Thursday 14 October 2021