Get Vaccinated: Road To Freedom

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This is a war against a deadly invisible enemy.

We will not win it unless we get serious and on the same page.

It’s time to get the jab done!

The Arm Yourself campaign urges Australians to protect themselves their loved ones the people they care about and the wider community by getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

Use the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker to find out when you can arm yourself and book your vaccination.

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Melbourne At a vaccination centre – use the online booking system or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. For an interpreter press 0. 

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Melbourne If you or the person that you are booking has a disability and needs additional support to get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit: Vaccination information for people with a disability carers volunteers and disability support workers.

Melbourne At a participating GP or community health service through the Australian Government Eligibility Checker.

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AT ITS HEART IS ONE SIMPLE OBJECTIVE

GETTING THE NATION VACCINATED


The country's top doctors and scientists unite to urge Australians to get the jab arguing Covid-19 is more insidious than the rare side-effects of our vaccines.

AUSTRALIA’S brightest scientific minds have joined forces to urge Australians to get vaccinated arguing Covid-19 is more insidious than the rare side effects attached to some vaccines.

The Academy of Science will launch a public campaign today demystifying the risks of the vaccines as Australia is yet again plunged into crisis with the Delta strain out of control in Sydney and state borders slammed shut.

Their desperate plea comes as figures show just one in three Australians over the age of 16 have had a first dose of a vaccine and only 11 per cent have had two.

The lockdowns and chaos being caused by the virus will end only when more than eight in 10 Australians have been vaccinated. Poor supply of the Pfizer vaccine which is recommended for those under 60 is part of the problem but hundreds of thousands of Australians who are eligible for the AstraZeneca vaccine – of which there is an oversupply – have still not taken it up.

The only way to stop the havoc being wreaked by Covid-19 is if Australians get vaccinated. That’s why the Herald Sun is today launching a campaign to help you understand why getting vaccinated will not only protect you and your loved ones – but will also save jobs and the nation . The message from Academy of Science member and Nobel prize recipient Professor Peter Doherty who has helped lead Australia’s fight against Covid is clear: “Go and get the vaccine. There’s nothing to be afraid of.”

“They’ve been well tested. They’ve been given to millions of people now. The more people are vaccinated the less we’ll need to lock down” he said. Like Prof Doherty Professor Ian Frazer has had the AstraZeneca vaccine and said he’s due for his second shot in 10 days’ time.

“If you’ve not been vaccinated then you will be at risk just the same as if there had been no vaccine program” he said. “It is important people understand that by waiting for everybody else to get vaccinated they’re putting themselves in significant risk.”

President of the Australian Academy of Science Professor John Shine said Australians could be confident the vaccine would protect them while Nobel prize winner and ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt 54 is fronting up for his second AZ dose after having a blood clot after his first.

“I had a spiking headache and fever which is one of the things that is associated with a blood clot so they wanted me to just be sure and go in and get tested which I did. And as they did the test they immediately knew I did not have blood clots” he said.

“I’m glad I got the shot. I know what people my age are like when they get Covid-19 and it’s terrible.”

Many Australians aged under 60 still do not realise they can have the AZ vaccination but should discuss the risks with their doctor.

To help educate Australians the Academy has produced a series of videos and articles to guide people through the decision. They point out that human brains use mental shortcuts to help with quick decision making but these can skew our perception of how risky an activity is.

The Academy has broken down the complex scientific information to “provide credible information on Covid vaccines which is critical to equip the community to make informed healthcare decisions and reject harmful misinformation” .

The Australian Technical Advisory Group decided on Monday evening not to change the official advice on the AstraZeneca jab less than a month after raising the recommended age from 50 and over to 60 and over.

ATAGI must weigh the extremely low risk of getting a bloodclot against the increasing likelihood of contracting Covid-19 . When it changed its advice to make Pfizer the preferred vaccine for people aged under 60 the group acknowledged this was dependent on the rate of Covid-19 in the community and warned that should an outbreak occur “the benefits in preventing severe Covid-19 would outweigh the risks of TTS due to … AstraZeneca in older adults.” ATAGI is likely to announce the results of its deliberations on Tuesday.

One or two people in every 100000 who have the AZ vaccine will experience a severe complication like TTS the rare blood clotting syndrome that is slightly more common in people aged under 60. More than five million Australians have had the AZ vaccination and four have died from clotting problems.

Doctors now have a better understanding of how to treat the condition so the chances of recovery are higher the Academy documents say.

Source: EXCLUSIVE TOP SCIENTISTS LEAD THE WAY
This article by SUE DUNLEVY is from the July 13 2021 issue of The Herald Sun Digital Edition. To subscribe visit https://www.heraldsun.com.au/.

Today we join the Herald Sun and other News Corp newspapers to launch a campaign to get our country back on the road to freedom.

Ways to book


You can book your vaccine appointment

Melbourne At a vaccination centre – use the online booking system or call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398. For an interpreter press 0. 

Online Booking System

Melbourne If you or the person that you are booking has a disability and needs additional support to get a COVID-19 vaccine please visit: Vaccination information for people with a disability carers volunteers and disability support workers.

Melbourne At a participating GP or community health service through the Australian Government Eligibility Checker.

Eligibility Checker



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