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COVID-19 vaccines: Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer

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Information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer.

People with cancer are more vulnerable to COVID-19 and are at an increased risk of more severe infection. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a safe and effective way of protecting yourself from getting really sick from COVID-19. The vaccine will help to protect you, your family and community against COVID-19.

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine now.

With the assistance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and health experts, Cancer Australia developed:

These FAQs are based on information and evidence currently available in Australia and internationally, and are regularly updated as new information emerges.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancer can find vaccination locations and book an appointment using the COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker. This is a short questionnaire that takes just a few minutes to do.

For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer, visit: