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MP practises what she preaches

GREEN Party MP for Ikaroa-Rawhiti Dr Elizabeth Kerekere has received her Covid-19 vaccination and unhesitantly recommends others do likewise.

“This vaccine is safe,” said the Green Party's health spokeswoman.

“It will save lives. I urge every whanau to get it as soon as it becomes available to them to protect our whakapapa.

“Our strength against Covid-19 and any mutations relies heavily on quick and timely community vaccination.

“Together we can tackle it.”

Dr Kerekere said she was humbled to get her first vaccination.

“I am one of many Maori with underlying health conditions.

“And because I have low immunity, my GP has advised the vaccine will likely make me feel a bit sick for a day or two, but then I am protected against a deadly, harmful virus that has ravaged communities around the world.

“I'd like to acknowledge how fortunate I am to receive my vaccination alongside Te Atiawa iwi and Kaumatua.”