"CHERBOURG, QUEENSLAND – A well-known leader in Australia’s aboriginal community has died 6 days after receiving his second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Bevan Costello, an indigenous elder, got his second shot on September 9th in a event to promote COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among indigenous people. The ‘Elder’ died 6 days later on Wednesday, September 15th of a sudden heart attack. His death has sent shockwaves through his community.
Costello, who is an elder of the Cherbourg aboriginal community in Queensland, participated in a special event on September 9th of Elders and teens from Queensland’s Indigenous communities to push back against COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy:
His sudden death on Wednesday, September 15th, 6 days after the event, has created more hesitancy among Australia’s indigenous people to get vaccinated. The South Burnett and Cherbourg indigenous communities were shocked upon hearing the tragic news."
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