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


Nadia Bartel has confirmed she’s getting the Covid-19 vaccination, after sharing a number of posts describing lockdown-related suicidal thoughts in children and adolescents in Victoria as a ‘shadow pandemic’.

On Monday night, the 36-year-old revealed she was ‘booked in next week’ for her vaccine, after a follower said they ‘hoped she’d been encouraging people’ to do so 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’s getting the Covid-19 vaccination, after sharing a number of posts describing lockdown-related suicidal thoughts in children and adolescents in Victoria as a ‘shadow pandemic’

‘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.

‘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 was prompted after Nadia had shared a number of posts highlighting mental health struggles within young people in lockdown, branding it a ‘shadow pandemic’.

While Nadia was clearly sharing the statistics because she has two young children herself – Aston, five, and Henley, two – it’s unsurprising that many asked for her stance on the vaccine.

Confirmed: 'Lots of these messages, Of course I should have mentioned that I am getting the jab,' the mother-of-two said

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

Petition: The flurry of messages was prompted after Nadia had shared a number of posts highlighting mental health struggles within young people in lockdown, branding it a 'shadow pandemic'

Petition: The flurry of messages was prompted after Nadia had shared a number of posts highlighting mental health struggles within young people in lockdown, branding it a ‘shadow pandemic’

Many anti-vaxxers are using mental health concerns as a tool to push for an immediate end to lockdown before vaccination targets are met.

It’s for this reason that many social media users are asking influencers discussing mental health during Covid to also promote the vaccine, and to share their own vaccine status. 

Nadia had shared posts from parental group 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.

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 received 14 calls from five-year-olds, which jumped to 42 during the same time frame in 2021.

Upon hearing the statistics, Nadia urged her followers to sign a 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.’

Within their petition, the group also 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 requested playgrounds, skate parks and basketball courts to be reopened with social distancing requirements in tact.

Students in Melbourne have spent over 150 days learning from home since March 2020 – 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 in his state.

Daily Mail Australia have contacted a representative for Nadia Bartel for further 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)

Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm – midnight AEDT, 7 nights)

Chat online: https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat (7pm – midnight, 7 nights)

BEYOND BLUE  

Phone: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours/7 days)

Chat online: www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support

‘Coping during the Coronavirus Outbreak Forum’ 

HEADSPACE 

Phone: 1800 650 890 

Eheadspace services including one on one support, group chat forums 

SANE Australia 

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

Online Support forums: saneforums.org

KIDS HELPLINE 

Phone: 1800 55 1800



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