From Utopia to the fields of France – flu protection
It was a long way to go for a flu shot, but Member for Lingiari and Shadow Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowdon MP, had his vaccination when he visited the Urapuntja Health Service in remote Utopia.
Utopia is a region of approximately 5,000 sq km of land, 270km north-west of Alice Springs. It is home to about 2,000 Aboriginal people living in and around 16 outstations.
The Urapuntja Health Service was established in 1977 and is one of Australia’s longest-running Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.
With Mr Snowdon heading off to France for Anzac Day commemorations in his capacity as Shadow Assistant Minister for the Centenary of Anzac just days after he and AMA President Dr Michael Gannon visited Utopia, it was a good chance for Dr Adam Brownhill to ensure the MP was protected against any European flu strains.
Published: 27 Apr 2018