COVID-19 VACCINE PROJECT
Supporting young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds during COVID-19
MYAN continues to work to ensure that the safety, rights, and interests of young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds are protected and upheld in the COVID-19 public health crisis.
We are connecting the sector, connecting young people, sharing their experiences, and sharing resources for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and those who work with them.
#WHATSYOURWHY campaign is MYAN’s initiative to bring out the positive stories about COVID-19 vaccine and encourage people to do the same.
Everyone has their own important stories to tell, but not every story is heard so we want to amplify your stories through our platform and network. Sharing your reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine will play a valuable role in influencing public opinion and perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccinations. Your message can help keep your friends, family and community safe.
Australia is returning to normal with vaccine intakes and reduced COVID-19 infections. So, why not tell the world why taking the vaccine has been important and win some prizes?
Share your story of ‘why COVID-19 vaccines are important’ through your artwork. It can be through photograph, video, painting, or any format of your choice.
Its free to enter
Open for all artists
You can write or create artwork in your own language
Send your art work by 22nd DECEMBER 2021 and win prizes!
To submit your artwork click here
#WhatsYourWhy Video Series
Sharing your reason for getting the COVID-19 vaccine will play a valuable role in influencing public opinion and perspectives on the COVID-19 vaccine. Your message can help keep your friends, family and community safe.
The people where asked to create a 15-20 second video with their reason for getting a vaccine by:
- Posting your video on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter)
- Using the tag #whatsyourwhy and tag @MYANAustralia
CLICK HERE to watch the #whatsyourwhy videos
MYAN recently hosted a National Youth Panel on 21 July 2020, led and moderated by young people and young leaders from across Australia from refugee and migrant backgrounds, exploring the new normal during and beyond COVID-19. This was an important opportunity to hear directly from young people themselves about the challenges and solutions to COVID-19.
MYAN has also been convening regular national sector meetings to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and identify good practice and innovative solutions.
Young people’s perspectives during COVID-19
‘A Day in the Life’ video series are developed by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds sharing their real narratives of staying safe and healthy, supporting each other, their families and communities.
Information on COVID-19 Vaccines in 63 Languages
The September edition of the COVID-19 vaccines multicultural audiences stakeholder pack is now available. It has been developed by the Department of Health. This pack contains in-language communication resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the AstraZeneca vaccine, vaccine eligibility and vaccine safety.