Call from Iraqi doctors to the community 

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We , Iraqi Australian doctors, have been privileged to look after your health for many years. Our main goal is to work with and for you. You have for many years entrusted us with your health and listened to our clinical judgment. Now we are asking you again, to trust our judgment about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine to combat this deadly virus.


?In the current NSW COVID -19 outbreak, many of our LGAs have become the COVID-19 virus epicentre of Sydney. The delta variant is dangerous, highly infectious and deadly. It is a very dangerous time to remain unvaccinated. 


?Do not believe all you read and hear that undermines the need to get vaccinated. The only action that has been proven to protect you from COVID-19 virus and Delta strain is being vaccinated. Current Australian data shows that those who lost their lives due to COVID-19 virus were NOT vaccinated and this includes 60 Covid-19 deaths in NSW since June. 


?All vaccines in Australia are effective, safe and free. The benefits of vaccination far outweigh the very low risk of side effects. The COVID-19 vaccine that is in your arm will protect you. Even one injection will reduced your risk of death, ICU admission and hospitalisation due to COVID-19. Two doses of the vaccine are even more protective. 


?We urge you to make a booking to take the Clovis-19 vaccine that you are eligible for and available to you. Don’t delay please. 


?If you have any questions about vaccination please discuss it with your doctor. Ask the right questions to the right people. The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you and your loved ones will be protected and the closer we can all return to a normal life.