ProvenanceA clinician at the ARA Vaccination Clinic and History SA attending an ARA vaccination clinic completed this ARA Vaccination Clinic questionnaire sharing their thoughts and experience. The clinician had found that the clients brought a “quiet dignity and cultural pride’ to the clinic. The clinician found the ARA staff to be most accommodating to their clients, their welcoming embrace as well as their evident willingness to assist clients was appreciated. The clinician found it a privilege to come and work with the ARA, and feels they are lucky to contribute (although small) towards the health and wellbeing of the clients. 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. Below the subheading 'ARA Vaccination Clinic and History SA' at the top of the form written in black pen is 'Clinician'. 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 2022.1031