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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 myself

    45%
  • I don’t vaccinate

    4%
  • I vaccinate and will get the Covid shot.

    51%

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1 year ago
I'm unsure if you're worried that enough people won't vaccinate or if they'll try to force vaccination on people.

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!!

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1 year ago
Scomo already toned it down and said that they will extensively recommend it, but unfortunately they can’t force it on population. Also, they can’t deny access to basic education (from kindergarten on) and they can’t limit your freedom to move around, based on your Vaccination status. It is against the constitution.

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1 year ago
I’m pretty worried they will force the vaccination. It’s extreemly worrying. That’s pretty dangerous territory.

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1 year ago
I'm OP of the comment. I'm no more informed than anyone, but they cannot force you to have it. They can make your life difficult if you don't, though. I've seen snippets of things like employers maybe requiring it, not being allowed interstate, etc.

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.

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1 year ago
^But OP judged others with the comments about vaxxers taking better care of their kids health than the general population. My eyes are rolling so hard it hurts

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1 year ago
I’m in qldand you absolutely can enrol in kindy. Half my friends don’t vaccinate and they are in c and k and childcare kindy s and another government kindy.

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1 year ago
I didn’t judge anyone in a negative I simply said my experience.

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1 year ago
I think some kindy shave the right to refuse maybe but many don’t (that could also be an area thing too as I said on the actually post sometime your little “bubble” can skew it.
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,

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1 year ago
SA you can’t enrol anymore. No jab no child care or kindy at all

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1 year ago
As it should be ^

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1 year ago
Antivacccx

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1 year ago
Huh???

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1 year ago
I guess they will try to pass legislation making covid vaccinations compulsory for school and work.

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1 year ago
Yes I think mostly things will be required to have it. Ie government or health work, returning to Australia, school. But I think there will be a pretty big push back.
We will see a lot of protesting and striking I think.

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1 year ago
No, OP. The majority want to save the life of our family and self.

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1 year ago
40% is still a decent amount who disagree, I’d only call it a majority based on technicality. A 60% majority isn’t a large majority. That’s only a 10% margin.

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1 year ago
I'd love to see that too. 1000s of people, not just 50 or so voting would give a much better idea. Good poll OP 😊👍

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1 year ago
They already have no jab no play. This vaccine would just be added to that list of vaccines. I think your 60:40 would change pretty quick when kids can't go to school or daycare

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1 year ago
Yes I do wonder if they will extend it to actual school which will be horrible. At least they haven’t stopped kids going to daycare just stopped payment help which I think is wrong in its self, but if they use it to deny education it’s a slippery slope to ruin.
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.

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1 year ago
Anti vaxxers are more than welcome to home school.

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1 year ago
People who are scared of non vaccinated kids are also most welcome to homeschool. That way you don’t impose your beliefs on other people’s lives.

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1 year ago
Wheres the option for I will get covid vaccine but will wait a little while?

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1 year ago
Lol. Sorry. Maybe like your comment if someone agrees?

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1 year ago
I believe the vaccine cant be rushed and has to be tested extensively before given so yes it would be safe as noone would want class actions if it was not safe. Especially if its mandatory. Imagine the uproar. No one would want that BUT you sjould want to protect your family and yourself if you can. To not do it is irresponsible.

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1 year ago
Im pro vaccinations to not vaccinate is putting your child at risk. Yes I have an asd child and wouldnt change for the world.

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1 year ago
How do they have any long term study and effects of it?

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1 year ago
^I bet you are happy to use other things there are no long term studies for.

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1 year ago
Typically no Not when I’m aware of it no.

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1 year ago
I don’t think they can force it but they can put restrictions in place. I don’t understand people who say “it’s my child/body my choice” so don’t vaccinate when it’s the most selfish thing you can do. If you can’t send your kids to child care then vaccinate them. You still have a choice. Travel overseas should require a vaccine, again, it’s so selfish to say it don’t care if I get it’ but be happy to bring it back to Aus and put other people at risk. It’s like whooping cough vaccine- I got it when my sister had her baby, not for me but to protect my niece. Everyone losing their minds saying it’s part of the planned pandemic and Bill Gates need to calm the f down.

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1 year ago
While I vaccinate , I believe it’s selfish to insist others have medical treatment they are not comfortable with, don’t want,and goes against their choices for my benefit.

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.


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1 year ago
If it didn’t have the potential to affect everyone else then I’d agree with you. But it can affect other people, it’s incredibly contagious. In my sons daycare alone there’s three kids who cannot be immunised because they have had cancer and don’t have the immune systems to cope with it. So if I don’t get vaccinated and my kids take it to child care, the health of those children is in ALL our hands, it doesn’t just affect YOU.

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1 year ago
Funny enough given you mentioned that my eldest child had cancer. He was diagnosed 5 days after his second birthday and went through 2.5 years of treatment. He relapsed at 4 years 11 months. Just shy of that magic 5 year number and underwent another 11 months of treatment. We are currently 3 years NED. He went back to school this year.
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.

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1 year ago
I'm a new poster, I don't disagree with the op, but we know vaccinations are not without risk. Why should I risk my family getting a vaccination when others don't? Why can't I ride on others coat tails? If there aren't deterrents in place to stop people choosing not to use a covid vaccine then they may not reach a high enough percentage.

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1 year ago
Wow the sweeping statement about non vaxxers taking better care of their kids health is friggin hilarious. Yeah depends what you want to call taking care of health but not true at all in my experience.

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1 year ago
If you read it again I said many people I know.
It wasn’t a sweeping statement of all, it was a personal account of the people I jbow

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1 year ago
The people who have valid medical reasons not to vaccinate wont have to.

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1 year ago
Wow polling has changed to an almost even split.
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.