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A group calling themselves Reignite Democracy Australia has dropped an irresponsible and dangerous pamphlet across the Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast spruiking that people can say no to the vaccine. But saying no will only endanger everyone's safety. Barwon South Western public health unit director Professor Eugene Athan responded this way:
"Both Pfizer and … AstraZeneca vaccines have been approved by the TGA and are safe and effective."
Today my electorate received some disappointing news. Several sites in Anglesea have been named as tier 1 exposure sites. If you have attended the Anglesea Golf Club, the landfill station, the IGA supermarket or the Oaks Bakery between 25 and 27 May, you must get tested as soon as possible, and please go to the Department of Health website for further medical advice.
The path through COVID is clear. We need to roll out the vaccine and we need everyone who can get the jab to get the jab. If you are uncertain about how the vaccine may affect you, please speak to your GP. This is how we'll beat this pandemic. This is how we will enter a post-COVID world.
I urge those distributing the flyer to stop. It's not mandatory to receive the vaccine, but there is overwhelming evidence based on the science to do the right thing and get the jab. If you receive the pamphlet in your letterbox put it in the trash where it belongs.Share Tweet