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Disability advocate shares her COVID vaccine experience

Tara Elliffe is a disability advocate who wants to share her experience getting the COVID-19 vaccine and encourage others to do the same.

“My message is to be brave and have the jab. It’s okay. Just do it,” she said.

Tara has Down syndrome and wants to encourage other people with disability to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

“I had my jab and it didn’t hurt at all. I’m here to protect myself from COVID-19 and my and families and friends,” she said.

Tara plans to share her COVID-19 vaccination message with her friends, colleagues and the wider community.

“I’d like all my friends to roll-up their sleeve and have the vaccine too. If I can do it, then they can too,” she said.

Adults with Down syndrome are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine under the Federal Government rollout. Tara got her COVID at the Vaccination Centre at RPA, which is run by Sydney Local Health District. You can find out more about getting your vaccine and how to make an appointment on the Department of Health website.

Watch Tara’s story by selecting the image below.

Tara Elliffe getting her COVID-19 vaccine