He rangi tā matawhāiti, he rangi tā matawhānui
The person with a narrow vision sees a narrow horizon - the person with a wide vision sees a wide horizon
Pūhoro have started a campaign to help make trustworthy information on the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible to whānau and rangatahi Māori, so that they feel empowered to make their own informed decisions.
As part of the campagin, whānau and rangatahi Māori submitted questions that they wanted answered by Māori experts in the Health space. Our Pūhoro students collated the questions, and interviewed the following Tākuta (see below). For ease of access, all of the collated questions have been assorted into short videos:
Dr. Rawiri Jansen (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Hinerangi) – Interviewed by Makayla Kahi (Ngāti Kauwhata)
Are the components of the first vaccine also in the second vaccine? And how does it work?
There are so many types of COVID vaccines, will we have to get those as well? And which vaccine is the safest, and in use in Aotearoa?
A lot of people are talking about the fact that there is no long term impact of the vaccine. How can you tell me it's safe when there hasn't been enough time to show long term impact?
What is the worst thing that has happened to someone who has had the vaccine, and what are the chances of it happening to our whānau? Also, how can our whānau get credible information about the vaccine?
How long does the vaccine last, and does it wear off? Also, will the booster shot contain the same components as the original vaccine?
Am I at risk of sickness or death by getting the vaccine if I have an underlying medical condition?
Dr. Mataroria Lyndon (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whātua, Waikato) – Interviewed by Lily Sanson (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Apa, Ngāti Kuia, Rangitāne)
If I get the vaccine, what ingredients am I putting into my body, and are these harmful?
Is COVID-19 something that could be cured with Rongoā Māori?
Will the vaccine affect fertility in any way?
The vaccine was made so quickly, should we be concerned about this? It seemed like it happened so fast.
From a Te Whare Tapa Whā point of view, is there more we can do besides the vaccine and face masks to keep ourselves and our whānau safe?
Dr. Lily Fraser (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Mamoe, Waitaha) – Interviewed by Finn Martin (Ngāti Maniapoto)
Around 2500 Māori died as a result of the 1918 influenza pandemic. What learnings can we take from this so that we don’t repeat history?
What makes Covid different from others like the Avian flu or the Swine flu? When comparing Covid to these it seems like Covid is much more serious.
What are some holistic measures I can take to keep myself and my whānau safe from getting Covid-19? And if I do get Covid-19, what measures could I take to look after myself and my whānau?
There's so much misinformation about the vaccine and I don't know who to trust anymore. Can you give me anymore advice around this?
How can whānau start having conversations about getting the vaccine with their tamariki?