ProvenanceA staff member of the ARA Vaccination Clinic and History SA attending an ARA vaccination clinic completed this ARA Vaccination Clinic questionnaire sharing their thoughts and experience. The staff member expresses that in the beginning many of the clients were hesitant to book appointments to receive the vaccine because they had not received the proper explanations or information about it. The staff member found that once the clients received all the necessary information and all of their questions were answered they were more inclined to receive it. Having a translator on stand-by to aid the clients with their inquires made for a more comfortable experience. Clients had been happy to attend the ARA clinic because they were able to receive language support that they may have not received at other clinics. Having these clinics encourages everyone in the Australian international community to be vaccinated for their safety.
The form was donated by ARA who is a community-based organisation that supports refugees before and after their arrival in Australia. During the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, they developed assistance programs in various languages to help non-English speakers understand the crisis. Their vaccination pop-up clinics have consequently aided families in the CALD community, helping them feel at ease with the vaccination process and providing them with necessary support throughout this time.SignificanceThe History in the Making Project is collecting objects relating to both individual South Australians’ experience of the pandemic and the operation of businesses, charities, and government.
This ARA Vaccination Clinic questionnaire form provides information on why members of the multicultural community attended the ARA clinic to get vaccinated. The ARA pop up clinic is an excellent example of how organisations in South Australia were able to support the community during the pandemic.DescriptionThis is an Australian Refugee Association (ARA) Vaccination Clinic form that was created to gather documentation about why people from the CALD communities chose to go to an ARA clinic instead of their local GP or pharmacy. In the top left of the form it has the ARA logo and the top right has the web address australianrefugee.org in blue. Below this is "Empowering Courageous People" in grey. Beside the first name of the member in brackets has been typed 'ARA Staff'. At the bottom of the page is a consent provided box which states the person who has filled out the form gives consent for the History Trust of South Australia to make their responses publicly available, online or in an exhibition.Date of Creation2022Date of Usage05/03/2022Materialpaper DimensionType: flat
Unit (Lengths): mm Accession NumberHT 2022.1029