Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults have been identified as a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out program. This is because of the higher risk of getting and developing serious illness from COVID-19 due to a number of factors. This may include a higher rate of chronic health conditions and in some cases crowded-living conditions, which increases the risk of spreading the infection. Find out more here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk from COVID-19. This is because:
- there are higher rates of other health issues in these communities
- it can be harder to access health care
- people in the community are very mobile and travel often
- people often rely more on outreach services in remote places.
Queensland Health has developed a range of COVID-19 resources for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and services. New resources will be added as they continue to be developed.
The most accurate and credible information regarding COVID-19 is issued from Department of Health (State and Commonwealth) sources. Please be mindful that some resources developed by other states have state-specific information.
Respiratory clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
A respiratory clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is now open in Logan Central, Queensland. Appointments can be made by calling 3029 6527 or by booking online. For further information about respiratory clinics and their locations across Queensland, see our Respiratory Clinics page.