COVID-19 Vaccines: Who’s being left behind?

This is an informative Q&A event about how young people from diverse backgrounds can safely access vaccines, and how we can support them in inclusive COVID-19 recovery in Victoria. This includes young people who are disabled, LGTBIQA+, living in regional and rural Victoria, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, or experiencing homelessness.


  • Tom Saxton (he/him) - Rural Youth Advocate, Greater Shepparton Council
  • Dr Nadia Chaves (she/her) - Infectious Diseases Specialist, cohealth
  • Dr Asiel Adan Sanchez (they/them) - GP and LGBTIQA+ Advocate
  • Kerry O’Hagan (she/her) - Solicitor, Disability Discrimination Legal Service

This video is Auslan interpreted and captioned.

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Vaccine Q&A with Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr Nadia Chaves

This Instagram Live Q&A with Dr Nadia (she/her) from cohealth covers questions like:

  • Do young people have a choice about which vaccine we get, and what are the  differences?
  • Does the vaccine affect fertility or periods? Does getting COVID-19 affect fertility or periods?
  • What will be the long-term health results of COVID-19 vaccines for young people with disabilities, health conditions or compromised immune systems?
  • What is ‘herd immunity’ and why is it important?
  • How can you talk to people in your close circle who are unsure about getting vaxxed?
  • Are any of the side effects of the vaccines bad? Are they different person to person?

This video is Auslan interpreted.

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You can rewatch the Instagram live session here