/ 19 May 2021

COVID vaccine hesitancy an issue for Oz

Sydney Morning Herald/Age poll out this morning says one-third of adult Aussies say they’re unlikely to get a COVID-19 vaccination with doubts over the potential side effects cited as the top reason. Another reason: many people believe there is no rush to get vaccinated with the international border remaining closed. The report says concerns about the COVID vaccination have increased after rare blood clots were linked to AstraZeneca doses for people under 50yo in April. And issues with getting access to vaccines has also dented confidence, they say. The Australian Medical Association has added its voice to pressure the government to commit to a date to open our international border, saying it will help motivate people to get vaccinated.

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