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He Kōrero Pūwero

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)

Doctor Rawiri Jansen

Question 1
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Are the components of the first vaccine also in the second vaccine? And how does it work?

Question 2
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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?

Question 3
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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?

Question 4
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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?

Question 5
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How long does the vaccine last, and does it wear off? Also, will the booster shot contain the same components as the original vaccine?

Question 6
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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)

Doctor Rawiri Jansen

Question 1
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If I get the vaccine, what ingredients am I putting into my body, and are these harmful?

Question 2
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Is COVID-19 something that could be cured with Rongoā Māori?

Question 3
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Will the vaccine affect fertility in any way?

Question 4
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The vaccine was made so quickly, should we be concerned about this? It seemed like it happened so fast.

Question 5
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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?

Be sure to keep checking the Pūhoro website as we update this page with short videos from the following interviews to come:

Dr. Lily Fraser (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha)interviewed by Finn Martin (Ngāti Maniapoto)

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