Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many seniors from migrant and refugee communities have become isolated to protect themselves against COVID-19. While vaccine uptake among older people has been high, many are still struggling with misinformation and hesitancy, which is preventing people from getting vaccinated.

We spoke to inspiring seniors from our diverse communities and asked them to share their vaccination story.

These videos – in Arabic, Italian, Punjabi, Hindi, Greek and Turkish – are the first of a 15 in-language series produced by the Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV).

They highlight the importance of having accurate and up-to-date information on the vaccine and its benefits, why they chose to get vaccinated, their response to community hesitations, the activities they are able to enjoy now that they are fully vaccinated  and promote living safely with COVID-19..

While the videos are aimed at seniors from migrant and refugee communities, the message is universal and particularly important, given the current concerns about the emerging Omicron variant and the need for people to start receiving their booster shots.

Please share these videos of community members sharing their positive vaccination journey.

The videos have been produced with the support of Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.