PAMS team sets example with COVID-19 vaccinations

Published on Tuesday, 20 April 2021 at 4:25:14 PM

 PAMS team sets example with COVID-19 vaccinations

Murray (PAMS Senior Property Assets and Maintenance Officer) receiving the first administered COVID-19 vaccine at Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service administered by Keilani (PAMS Registered Nurse).


Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) have commenced the roll out of COVID-19 vaccines to high priority groups living in the Pilbara region.


Frontline workers at PAMS rolled up their sleeves last week to get vaccinated to help set an example for the community and build confidence in the vaccine.


PAMS Senior Property Assets and Maintenance Officer Murray Holliday was the first PAMS staff member to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Murray said getting vaccinated early will help keep communities safe from the COVID-19 disease.


“Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19,” said Mr Holliday


“By getting the first jab, I hope I can set an example and encourage more people to book in to get vaccinated,” said Murray.


Due to several health risk factors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults have been identified as a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out program.


Dr Simon Slota-Kan from PAMS said the COVID-19 vaccine will help protect those who are most vulnerable and eradicate the disease.


“Our first priority is to protect our most vulnerable community members and keep our mob healthy and strong,” said Dr Simon Slota-Kan.


“We’ll be following the latest expert advice from the Department of Health and will be rolling out the vaccination in phases.”


“Vaccinations are voluntary, but it’s important that everyone comes forward when they’re invited to receive their vaccination,” said Dr Slota-Kan.


“I’m proud of the PAMS team for stepping up and receiving their vaccinations so quickly. They’re a deadly team who work hard to do right by the community.”


To check if you’re eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the Department of Health website.


To make an appointment, please contact your local PAMS health clinic:

Newman – (08) 9111 1777

Jigalong – (08) 9176 7027

Parnngurr – (08) 9176 9057

Punmu – (09) 9176 9013

Kunawarritji – (08) 9176 9041


Louise (PAMS Operations Manager) with Keilani (PAMS Registered Nurse) learning about the COVID-19 vaccine faqs


Dr Simon Slota-Kan briefing Louise (PAMS Operations Manager) before COVID-19 vaccination


Les (PAMS Newman Clinical Manager) and Abigail (PAMS Enrolled Nurse) performing health check prior to getting vaccinated













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