An intensive care unit (ICU) nurse from Epworth Eastern is one of the faces of a new Federal Government COVID-19 vaccination ad campaign, targeting culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
Paris presents the information in Persian (Farsi) in the advertisements to encourage people to get their information about the COVID-19 vaccines from reliable sources, such as their GP or the Department of Health website.
She has urged people to consider being vaccinated.
“It’s crucial to keep our elderly and immuno-compromised patients safe,” Paris said.
“It will also help allow us to get back to normal activities, without lockdowns.”
Paris came to Australia from Iran in 2010 to complete a Bachelor in Nursing, having already finished a Masters in Psychology.
Since then, Paris has worked in aged care, general wards, post-surgery recovery and in emergency departments. She is completing her postgraduate studies in ICU care while working at Epworth Eastern.
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines visit health.gov.au/covid19-vaccines or call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. For translating and interpreting services call 131 450.