One-third of Australians are suspicious of COVID-19 vaccine

According to a poll released by Nine Entertainment, one-third of Australian adults are less likely to be vaccinated with the coronavirus because of suspected side effects of the vaccine.

Many also believe that they are not in a hurry to take a jab while the border remains closed.

According to the survey, 15% said they were completely unlikely to be vaccinated, and another 14% said they were very unlikely to be vaccinated.

But Scott Morrison is keen to focus on more than 70 percent of those who are willing to have the vaccine.

“I encourage them to make that reservation,” he told Newcastle Radio 2HD on Wednesday.

“If you’re over 50, go with your GP right now. The state government has set up other clinics to do the same, so I’d encourage people to ride and do it. only.”

The Prime Minister was also keen to point out that only a small proportion of the people surveyed were “opposed” to receiving jabs, which was fairly normal for most vaccines.

Morrison said the number of vaccinations in Australia has exceeded 3 million and is increasing daily.

“It’s an important part of what we’re doing-it’s not the only part of what we’re doing-and it’s important that we all work together to achieve that,” he said. Said.

The federal government has spent months claiming that the vaccine is not urgent, but recently there has been growing concern about the effectiveness of AstraZeneca’s jabs.

Liz Chatwin, president of AstraZeneca in Australia and New Zealand, has sought to alleviate the concerns of people over the age of 50 who are hesitant to vaccinate.

“The AstraZeneca vaccine is very effective. It’s actually used by tens of millions of people around the world and is very tolerated by the vast majority of people,” she told ABC.

Vaccine-related blood clots are extremely rare, according to Chatwin, with only 18 out of 1.8 million vaccinations reported in Australia.

“These rates are very similar to those seen abroad, but the difference here in Australia is that the cases look milder,” she said.

“This is speculated because in Australia it is highly conscious and doctors do not have the heavy burden of treating COVID-19 in the medical system. Therefore, doctors are diagnosed early, managed very effectively and are good. Results have been obtained. “

Ms Chatwin said the number of blood clots associated with the vaccine also needs to be explained on a case-by-case basis.

“Experts report that Australia has 50 blood clots every day for a variety of reasons, emphasizing how rare this condition is,” she said.

“I will just encourage people. The only way to end this pandemic is for people to come forward and receive the vaccine provided.

“It’s really not just for ourselves, but for our friends, our family, our neighbors, and the entire community.”