Aussies increasingly willing to get vaccinated

The ABS has released its final Household Impacts of COVID-19 survey, which contains the following chart showing that Australians are increasingly happy to get vaccinated:

Willingness to get vaccinated.

More Aussies happy to get vaccinated.

Specifically:

  • 73.4% of Australian adults agreed to get vaccinated in June 21, the highest recorded level.
  • Opposition to getting vaccinated fell to 11.4% in June 21, down from a peak of 13.4% in April.
  • 14.3% of adult Australians are indifferent to getting vaccinated, the lowest recorded level.

Of those that disagree to get vaccinated, the key two reasons are:

  • concerns relating to potential side-effects (52%, a decrease from 64% in May 2021); and
  • concerns about how effective a COVID-19 vaccine might be (15%, similar to 12% in May 2021).

This survey raises hopes that enough Australians will get vaccinated to achieve ‘herd immunity’. At this stage, we have a long way to go with only 10% of 20% of adults full vaccinated across Australia’s states & territories:

Australian vaccination rates

Low vaccination rates.

Yes, I am one of the minority of Australians that is fully vaccinated.

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  1. I do not want an experimental vaccine. Don’t force me to take this and do not force my kids to take it.

    My body my choice

      • They will make your life hell if U refuse. What about the fact that the mRNA vaccine potentially affects fertility? I know of 3 friends who after having the Pfizer each got their period early.

        I am NOT anti vaccine I have the flu shot every year but this is the biggest experiment in humanity.

        Btw Biden is wrong trying to insist kids including infants get the vaccination by next year when the who is against this

      • The propaganda at my work is immense. I know many doctors who have concerns but they can’t publicly state them and are refusing them.

        So we should now trust everything the govt says yeh sure.

        • I had Pfizer, no issue, my third eye is really helpful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ anyhow I got it because it’s the lessor of the two evils, the probability that delta damages my body or even kills me is fairly high. I have had vaccines for things as a kid, I don’t see much difference

          • The vaccine you had as a kid had been through an approval process to ensure it was safe and effective, a process that takes 5-10 years, and the manufacturer did not have an exemption from legal liability for any problems.
            The current covid vax is the opposite on all counts, that is the difference.

    • alwaysanonMEMBER

      The issue that you’re going to have is after they have offered you this thing they ARE going to then reopen the borders and let this thing in and let it rip (no more lockdowns or restrictions) to restart the population ponzi and tourism. So you have to judge the risk of the vaccine vs. your inevitable exposure to the virus unprotected.

      • Diogenes the CynicMEMBER

        Yeah I’m as cynical as you. Had the vaccine purely as I don’t believe we will keep the virus at bay so therefore better that than dying, I have severe asthma so chances are I would be very ill with Covid.

      • Let it rip…what? Like an over ripe fart?
        Ha ha ha.. Ho Ho Ho
        Take the jab!!
        Whatโ€™s with covid and the poo joke overtones?
        The reinbow crowd has too much influence in covid marketing:))) heh heh

      • They are going to be no more lockdowns UNTIL the hospitals start filling up and the daily case count rises into the hundreds then the thousands and then the 10’s of thousand and then THEY WILL LOCK DOWN AGAIN.

    • TheLambKingMEMBER

      I do not want an experimental vaccine.

      By that definition, pretty much every drug on the market is experimental? Vaccines are some of the safest drugs on the market. mRNA vaccines/drugs have been in trials for over 20 years now with no long term side-effects (this is the first opportunity to prove effectiveness.) Almost all the time that normally goes into certifying a drug is testing for effectiveness – a pandemic short-cuts this by years.

      do not force my kids to take it.

      Someone has to protect your kids if you are too ignorant. Which is why we have mandatory vaccination programs for attendance at schools and day-care to protect other kids from your ignorance putting them at harm of (preventable) death.

      • ” mRNA vaccines/drugs have been in trials for over 20 years ” with none passing acceptance testing.
        That remains true today, the covid ones come with specific exemption from meeting required standards and an exemption from all legal liability for the manufacturers. That doesn’t sound like the actions of people that think they work without problems.

      • I do not want an experimental vaccine.

        By that definition, pretty much every drug on the market is experimental? Vaccines are some of the safest drugs on the market. mRNA vaccines/drugs have been in trials for over 20 years now with no long term side-effects (this is the first opportunity to prove effectiveness.) Almost all the time that normally goes into certifying a drug is testing for effectiveness โ€“ a pandemic short-cuts this by years.

        What a crock!!
        Numerous folk are unwittingly sick from side effects of medications & surgery with undisclosed long term complications. just take a look at [email protected] health (pardon the pun) drugs.
        Personally never had a flu shot since they hit the market & have not had the flu in decades. 70 something parents been saying NO thanks to flu shot forever..both still flu free year after year. Maybe youse โ€˜take the jabโ€™ enthusiasts should review lifestyle choices, diet & exercise choices:)) Fresh air underrated:)

    • Yep, plenty of AZ around, I have had two jabs, and I am still alive amazingly! Only downside, because its old school and immune based, and something weird with Covid, I can lose effective coverage in six months or something.

      So if I die with my booster next winter, I will let you know…..

    • Indeed. With everyone compliant we can go back to mass immigration, more housing development, and get more people taking more debts at those lower rates! All we need is everybody to participate. And the people who don’t – well they can get sick.

      What I don’t understand is why we don’t have actual quarantine facilities already. I mean a vaccine wasn’t guaranteed when this all started and its been a year and a half now – that was the time to cover your bases. I guess because any quarantine period in a dedicated facility breaks the mass immigration model above, even if it allows for essential travel.

  2. Mr SquiggleMEMBER

    June was the month where the over 50s heard that AZ was no longer recommended for their age group.

    that was surely worth a couple of points shift from the ‘”undecided column” to the ‘happy to get vaccinated column’.

    • Fizzer was the clincher for reluctant me. A bit stronger effect than normal Fluvax for me – 2 days of headaches & tired/weakened for now, will see tomorrow….

  3. I got my first does of Pfizer late June and I did specifically ask for the one that contains the 5G chip in it…no worries. When I get my second dose, I’ll ask for it to contain the transmitter and then I’ll be able to list myself as a Telco. Alternate revenue source….the Australian way.

  4. FUDINTHENUDMEMBER

    I’m guessing melbs gonna be in stage 3 again thanks to the travelling ar$ehats who shmeared it around. Gimme my vaxx already. Not the mediocre one though because that’s what Scotty wants.

    • C'est de la folieMEMBER

      Well I was told today that it was Tier 2 of the MCG Members for the Geelong Carlton game where one of the affected (who I think got it from the removalists) went, and that in the location where I work was a woman with a daughter and husband who also happened to make it to Tier 2 of the MCG Members for that game, who subsequently joined the woman from my workplace for lunch the following day. Before the footy whoever it was also stopped for a beer at Young and Jacksons – Lord only knows how many would have been in there before a game.

      i’ve had my first AstraZeneca. I will have the second next month despite (after the first shot) being told it is for punters older than me.

      Personally i think Victoria could be looking another lockdown in the eye. I also think this sort of thing could be happening for some time.

    • TheLambKingMEMBER

      thanks to the travelling ar$ehats who shmeared it around.

      Not just them – there was ALSO another family back from NSW where were supposed to be in ISO who just popped out for a but of shopping! Yep, home quarantining works a treat!

      • What difference does it make, in a few months they are gonna let it rip according to you.