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Nadia Bartel confirms she’s getting the Covid-19 vaccine

Nadia Bartel has confirmed she is getting the Covid-19 vaccine, after sharing a number of posts on Instagram describing lockdown-related suicidal ideation among children in Victoria as a ‘shadow pandemic’.

The 36-year-old revealed on Monday night she was ‘booked in next week’ for her vaccine, after a fan messaged her saying they hoped she would been encouraging her followers to get the jab in light of her opinionated posts earlier in the day.

‘Lots of these messages, Of course I should have mentioned that I am getting the jab,’ the mother of two said.

‘I’m booked in next week’: Nadia Bartel has confirmed she is getting the Covid-19 vaccine, after sharing a number of posts on Instagram describing lockdown-related suicidal ideation among children in Victoria as a ‘shadow pandemic’

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‘I totally understand the hesitation by some of you, but I do believe its our way out and also the less likely to be severely ill from Covid,’ she added.

‘I’m booked in next week. And of course, this isn’t professional health advice and always speak to your GP if you are unsure, just sharing my opinion on the matter and what I am actually doing. Hope that helped.’

The flurry of messages about getting the vaccine was prompted by Nadia sharing a series of posts on her Instagram Stories highlighting the mental health struggles of young people in lockdown, branding it a ‘shadow pandemic’.

While Nadia was sharing the statistics because she has two young children herself, son Aston, five, and Henley, two, many fans were understandably curious to know her stance on the vaccine.

Confirmed: The 36-year-old revealed on Monday night she was 'booked in next week' for her vaccine, after a fan messaged her saying they hoped she would been encouraging her followers to get the jab in light of her opinionated posts earlier in the day

Confirmed: The 36-year-old revealed on Monday night she was ‘booked in next week’ for her vaccine, after a fan messaged her saying they hoped she would been encouraging her followers to get the jab in light of her opinionated posts earlier in the day

Petition: The flurry of messages about getting the vaccine was prompted by Nadia sharing a series of posts - like this one - on her Instagram Stories highlighting the mental health struggles of young people in lockdown, branding it a 'shadow pandemic'

Petition: The flurry of messages about getting the vaccine was prompted by Nadia sharing a series of posts – like this one – on her Instagram Stories highlighting the mental health struggles of young people in lockdown, branding it a ‘shadow pandemic’

Some anti-vaxxers are using mental health concerns – specifically the claim that lockdown-related suicides are causing more deaths than Covid – to push for an immediate end to lockdown before vaccination targets have been reached.

For this reason, many social media users are asking influencers like Nadia to make sure they promote the vaccine when discussing the subject of mental health.

Nadia had shared posts from the group Shadow Pandemic Victoria citing data from Kids Helpline regarding rates of attempted suicides among Victorian teenagers, which reportedly rose by 184 per cent in the first six months of 2021.

Alongside other devastating statistics, data from the organisation’s six-monthly report in August revealed a 200 per cent increase in counselling contacts made by five-year-olds over the first six months of 2021, compared to the same time last year.

In the first six months of 2020, Kids Helpline claims to have received 14 calls from five-year-olds, which jumped to 42 during the same time frame in 2021.

After learning of these statistics, Nadia urged her followers to sign a Change.org petition by Shadow Pandemic Victoria.

Family: Nadia shares sons sons Aston, five, and Henley, two, with her ex Jimmy Bartel

Family: Nadia shares sons sons Aston, five, and Henley, two, with her ex Jimmy Bartel 

She wrote: ‘It’s important as they want doctors, paediatricians and mental health experts to be consulted by the Vic government on all decisions affecting our children.’

The group’s petition calls for ‘as many Victorian kids returning to school as possible through the introduction of several possible initiatives’.

These include ‘staggered school starts, alternative school days and a traffic-light system in areas of no cases resuming face-to-face learning’.

They also request playgrounds, skate parks and basketball courts to be reopened with social distancing.

Students in Melbourne have spent over 150 days learning from home since March last year, while those in wider Victoria have been banned from the classroom for four months.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has yet to announce when children can return to school.

Daily Mail Australia have contacted a representative for Nadia Bartel for comment.

Data: Nadia had shared posts from Shadow Pandemic Victoria, who highlighted Kids Helpline's data that attempted suicide rates among Victorian teenagers rose by 184 per cent in the first six months of 2021

Data: Nadia had shared posts from Shadow Pandemic Victoria, who highlighted Kids Helpline’s data that attempted suicide rates among Victorian teenagers rose by 184 per cent in the first six months of 2021

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AROUND COVID-19 FOR AUSTRALIANS 

LIFELINE 

Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days)

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‘Coping during the Coronavirus Outbreak Forum’ 

HEADSPACE 

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SANE Australia 

Phone: 1800 18 7263 (10am-10pm AEDT, Mon-Fri.) 

Online Support forums: saneforums.org

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