Vaccination Stories Shared

A new podcast series on OAR FM Dunedin is sharing vaccination experiences from a range of cultural perspectives.

For Our People: Diverse Dunedin Shares Its Vaccination Stories is made with support from the Ministry of Health. Funding has been made available to support local communication initiatives that will increase access, uptake, and support of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in ethnic communities.

In each of the 10 episodes, one Dunedin-based person shares personal and cultural reasons for getting fully vaccinated.

The perspectives of contributors from Malaysia, China, Iran have been aired in the series so far, in a mix of English and languages of origin.

Lisa Li settled in Dunedin from China 20 years ago. Her view reflects a common thread emerging in the series to date.

“Vaccination reduces the possibility of infection,” Mrs Li said.

“This is safe and healthy for me, my friends and my family.

“I have a two-year-old granddaughter. I made the right decision now so that she can live in a safe, peaceful and beautiful country.”

For Our People airs on Wednesdays at 7pm on OAR 105.4FM and 1575AM. Podcasts are available from, Google podcasts and Apple podcasts.