Answered 1 year ago
I’m personally worried how they are going to make “98%” of the population vaccinated given that’s not even our current vaccination rate and many like me who do vaccinate will not be getting this.
Out of curiousity where do people stand?
I vaccinate but won’t get Covid vaccine for our family or myself45%
I don’t vaccinate4%
I vaccinate and will get the Covid shot.51%
Have an answer?
I think 98% is a goal - they won't reach it but will be trying to. They need 95% to protect the 5% who can't vaccinate.
They can't force it on you, but can make life difficult for those who don't - I read they are considering interstate travel restrictions & payment stoppages among other things.
I think international travel to most countries will also require it so yes, we'll be getting it as long as I feel it hasn't been rushed & has been done properly. I'm itching to take the trip we had to cancel this year!!
In QLD, you can't enrol your child in any kindergarten if not vaccinated. I think centres can still choose to enrol, but I've had to provide proof of both kids' ongoing vaccinations before they were accepted & to stay enrolled. Kindy isn't compulsory so they can refuse.
While I have had to provide my child vaccinations before enrolment And their ongoing one (4 yo shot), I know that 2 children are in their class not vaccinated (government kindy) and about 8 that I know of in her childcare kindy,
We will see a lot of protesting and striking I think.
On of the great things about this country is the access for all to affordable education.
It’s a right in this country (rightfully so)
When you start putting conditions on it it’s a slippery slope to a change of economy.
But I actually also just don’t think anyone has a moral high ground and stand to say “I am right you are wrong so do it my way or else I’ll take all the privilege and you can struggle”
Anything that forces medical choice on people is wrong, and yes giving ultimatums or “consequences” is essentially forcing them.
You know that unvaccinated kids are at kindy so you can choose not to send your child there. That should be the choice.
Many people I know who don’t vaccinate take FAR better care of the children’s health then most parents I see. And I know a lot of non vaccinated kids in person as it’s pretty common where we live to not vaccinate.
It’s incumbent on me to control his environment for his health. This doesn’t include telling others to give their children medical intervention for my sons benefit. This is me only allowing him access to the community when and where his immune system was capable of the consequences.
But I see the argument.
I just don’t think my sons circumstance is something that should be used to dictate what others are responsible for.
WE (my husband and I) are responsible for his health. As are every other parent. Which is the reason why I beleive no one has a place to dictate what others should do medically for their child.
It wasn’t a sweeping statement of all, it was a personal account of the people I jbow
Was intresting as our conversation was whether our “bubble” gave us a skewed version of people’s perceptions.
Would love to see a poll done on a large scale.