Connection with whānau motivating tāngata whaiora to get a vax
The daily routine for many tāngata whaiora is a regime of injections and medication. Vaccination hesitancy is explained by Wi Te Tau Huata, Ngāti Hori, Ngāti Hawea, who gives his perspective on how receiving the COVID-19 vaccination on top of a heavy medication regime can be a big decision for many. Wi Te Tau chose to be vaccinated because protecting himself, his whānau and community was his way of strengthening his connection with his people.
Wi Te Tau is one of eight tāngata whaiora who share their personal experiences through a video series from Nōku te Ao: Like Minds. Their mission is to end prejudice and discrimination and increase inclusion for people with experiences of mental distress.