Why the Covid vaccination program in the Torres Strait islands depends on trust

A perceived lack of cultural awareness has raised concerns about how the rollout will be received, but islanders are working to overcome the barriers

Disruptions are not uncommon on Badu Island, one of the largest islands in the Torres Strait. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, the Torres Strait went into lockdown in line with the rest of the country, and locals were encouraged not to travel between islands.

Charlotte Nona, the director of Queensland Regional Health in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula, says there is only one frontline health worker for the entire population on Badu.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Why the Covid vaccination program in the Torres Strait islands depends on trust ———