Innovative research explores responses to COVID-19 among Indigenous communities in Brisbane

9 September 2021

A new study led by UQ Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Indigenous Engagement Bronwyn Fredericks and Professor James Ward from UQ's Poche Centre for Indigenous Health featured in Croakey Health Media

The study seeks to unpack the complexities of Indigenous health and social systems to better understand the effectiveness of responses to COVID-19 in Brisbane.

Initial findings include that vaccine uptake is partly determined by the degree to which Indigenous peoples trust government policy. To improve vaccine rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, trust must also be ensured.

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