Do you have questions about COVID-19 vaccinations? Not sure which ones right for you? If so, join us at ACON’s Vaccinate with Confidence Forum!
We are bringing together health experts to give you the facts on when, where and why COVID-19 vaccinations are so important for NSW. Our experts will also answer any burning questions related to vaccinations and the LGBTQ community, and how to have conversations with family and friends who are still unsure if its right for them.
Get your vaccination questions answered by health experts, not by a midnight Google search.
Yvonne Weldon: Wiradjuri Woman Yvonne Weldon has volunteered and worked in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal roles throughout her career. Yvonne is the first Aboriginal-Australian candidate for Lord Mayor of Sydney. Yvonne was awarded the 2019 NSW Volunteer of the Year Adult Volunteer for the South Sydney Region and the 2019 NSW South Sydney Volunteer Region Volunteer of the Year. Yvonne’s article True Country was published in the December 2019 Vogue Australia magazine. Yvonne is the Chairperson of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council, a Board Member of Domestic Violence NSW, a Board member of Redfern Jarjum College, and the Deputy Chairperson of NSW Australian Day Council.
Patrick Abboud: The session is hosted by award winning journalist, TV presenter and documentary maker Patrick Abboud. More about him here: patrickabboud.com
Kathleen Wild: Dr Kathleen Wild is a GP in Newcastle NSW, where she works with a special interest in gender affirming healthcare and sexual/reproductive health. She has been involved in the COVID vaccination rollout since its inception.
Holly Seale: Associate Professor Holly Seale is a Social Scientist at the School of Population Health, UNSW Sydney and the Deputy Chair for the Collaboration on Social Science and Immunisation. Holly has over 17 years’ experience in immunisation and infectious diseases. She has been undertaking pandemic related research focused on community and clinical based settings since 2007.
Andrew Grulich: Professor Andrew Grulich is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist and Public Health Physician at the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales. He has been working in HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention for the last 30 years. In 2021, he has been a member of the Australasian Society for HIV Medicine’s COVID-19 taskforce.
Date: Thursday 9 September 2021