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What programs are suspended?All programs except Cultural, Medical and Funeral programs are suspended temporarily as of 1 July 2021. Why are they suspended?Programs have been suspended temporarily because the WY community has not yet had the opportunity to finalise its Benefits Management System (BMS). When can we access the suspended member programs again?Member programs can …

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Member Programs Update

Dear Members As part of the SKA ILUA process the Benefits Management System (BMS) is still being negotiated. The BMS will determine how the funds from the SKA ILUA financial benefits will flow to and be disbursed amongst the WY people. Land Groups will also need to decide how financial benefits from Native Title Future …

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Protect yourself, Elders and your community

Coronavirus can make you really sick or you could even die from it. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccine soon after the first priority group, such as healthcare workers and quarantine and border workers. Protect yourself, Elders and your community and get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s your turn. Learn more at https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines  

Get Vaccinated – Stay Safe from COVID-19

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccine soon after the first priority group, such as healthcare workers and quarantine and border workers. Your vaccine will be available at your local AMS, GP and some other locations. To find out more about the vaccine, call your local health worker or visit https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines 

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe?

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe? Are they effective? All vaccines need to pass an assessment for quality, safety and efficacy. This is done by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). They only approve vaccines that are safe and effective.  Learn more about the vaccine approval process at www.tga.gov.au/covid-19-vaccine-approval-process. 

COVID-19 Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccinations will start at the end of February. Priority groups such as health workers and quarantine and border workers will be the first to receive the vaccine. Soon after that, the vaccine will be available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults.  Please keep up to date at https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines 

It’s Your Turn

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults over 55 years old can now get the free COVID-19 vaccine. Have a yarn with your local healthcare worker or call the COVID-19 vaccine helpline on 1800 020 080 to find out where you can get yours.

Keep CovidSafe after your vaccination

A COVID-19 vaccine is just one part of keeping the community safe and healthy. It is important for everyone to continue to wash their hands regularly, stay two big steps away from others, stay home when unwell, and get tested for any COVID-19 symptoms. For information on how to be CovidSafe visit health.gov.au.

Is it True?

You may have many questions about COVID-19 vaccines. To keep everyone safe, make sure that the information you’re reading, listening to and sharing is from a credible source. Visit the ‘Is it true?’ page on health.gov.au to get the most up to date information.