Many under 40 have decided to do somewhat dubious and risky things to have that needle in their arms.
Scott Morrison Prime Minister unscripted slip of the tongue at a press conference last week led to days of chaos among state prime ministers, health directors and medical bodies over who exactly could and should receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
“The advice does not prevent people under the age of 60 from getting the AstraZeneca vaccine. So if you want to get the AstraZeneca vaccine, we encourage you to go and have that conversation with your GP,” Morrison said.
But those words also offered a ray of hope to young Australians. For months we have been desperate to get vaccinated. For months we have assumed that our own vaccines would have to wait while a slow release struggled to reach those most at risk. And for months we’ve seen some of those eligible for AstraZeneca waver, happy to wait until their choice of vaccine becomes available.