Sumary of New data reveals Queensland will struggle to reach 90 per cent vaccine coverage:
- Vaccine hesitancy in Queensland remains stubbornly high and threatens to delay the state reaching 90 per cent jab coverage, according to new data from the University of Melbourne.
- NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled Credit: News Corp AustraliaCamera IconVaccine hesitancy is highest in Queensland, according to the new survey.
- Credit: SuppliedHealth authorities and the Queensland government have repeatedly flagged early January is the expected date for 90 per cent.
- NCA NewsWire / David Crosling Credit: News Corp AustraliaVaccine hesitancy in Queensland is the highest in the country, according to the Melbourne Institute survey, followed by SA at 9.5 per cent, with all other states about 5 per cent or lower.
- University of Melbourne Professor Anthony Scott told NCA NewsWire this was likely due to the two states not being exposed to major outbreaks experienced in other major cities.
- Leading epidemiologist Professor Mary-Louise McLaws said she was confident Queensland would follow the rest of the nation in reaching 90 per cent coverage.