Dee Dee’s brush with COVID prompts plea to listeners to get vaccinated

3AW afternoons presenter Dee Dee Dunleavy won’t be on-air this afternoon due to family reasons.

Her 25-year-old nephew died suddenly in South Australia recently and his funeral is today.

The current lockdowns in most states mean she will have to watch the service online instead.

Dee Dee’s brother and sister-in-law live in Queensland and were forced to quarantine for two weeks in South Australia before being able to see their son after his passing.

With so many listeners having shared their deeply personal struggles and family agony since the pandemic began, Dee Dee said she felt she should do the same.

“Please, please, get vaccinated, because we can’t keep living like this,” Dee Dee said. “This time it hurts too much.

“Please, let’s do what we can so we can open up our country again and live the way we should be living.”


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