It’s been revealed that an alarming amount of Australians are ‘unlikely’ to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
A new survey from Resolve Strategic and The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald shows that 15 per cent of respondents were ‘not at all likely’ to get the jab, while another 14 per cent responded ‘not very likely’.
That’s compared to 14 per cent who said they would be ‘extremely likely’ to get the jab, 8 per cent responding ‘very likely’, and 13 per cent ‘fairly likely’.
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When questioned on the major concerns linked to the vaccine, many said that potential side effects had caused the hesitancy.
This survey differs to previous ones from the same group, which were carried out before the advice on AstraZeneca changed.
It’s now not recommended for people under the age of 50, due to it causing an increased risk of blood clots.
However, it’s still only a very small percentage of people who are affected by it.
The survey results come as the Prime Minister tries to rally state and territory support for a domestic ‘vaccine passport’.
It would allow fully vaccinated Australians to travel anywhere in the country without worrying about having to quarantine on return, even if they’ve been to a Covid hotspot.
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