Around 200 people have taken advantage of Gidgee Healing's Deadly Night Out to get vaccinated in Mount Isa on Friday.
Gidgee's Deadly Night Out was a family affair with kids activities and coaching clinics on behalf of the NRL and AFL, a free barbecue plus the chance for those people stepping up for the jab to take home a retro Deadly Choices shirt and be in the draw to win free 100 Virgin Australia flights.
Current and former Broncos rugby league players Jordan Rikki, Ezra Mam, Lote Tuquiri, Xavier Willison and Ethan Quai-Ward were on hand along with Deadly Choices Ambassadors, league legend Steve Renouf and NRLW rep Tallisha Harden.
Gidgee Healing CEO and registered nurse Renee Blackman was there with her needle and said they wanted to leave no stone unturned to get all local First Nations people fully vaccinated especially people who didn't want to attend clinics or pharmacies.
"This is about Gidgee doing our bit in the effort to lift vaccination rates before that December deadline drops when our next focus will shift to handling our first case of COVID and the inevitable outbreak," Ms Blackman said.
"We have one-on-one sit downs with people who want to ask questions, who are not sure and want more information."
Ms Blackman said they were working hard to combat vaccine hesitancy.
"The opportunity to have a chat with a health professional is most valuable," she said.
"I'm related to people who don't trust the mandates and it frustrates me that people don't go and talk to a health professional. In my mind it is the COVID disease we need to be frightened of, not anything else."
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