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Australia ramps up campaign against misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines

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The Australian Government is intensifying its campaign to counter misinformation on the COVID-19 vaccines, as the vaccination program moves into Phase 1B.

Australians can get all their questions answered on the health website to find out all the information they need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines.

The new material on the website, called Is it true? will help answer questions people may have about the vaccine, and respond to vaccine misinformation they may have heard.

This new function will provide trusted, credible information on COVID-19 vaccines for everyone in Australia. It will sort the fact from the fiction.

In an effort to reassure Australians about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine and answer commonly asked questions and misinformation relating to the COVID-19 Vaccination program, the government said that the information on the website will be clear, accurate and timely.

“The vaccines are the next, crucial step on the road out of this pandemic – and it’s the one step that we can all take to protect ourselves, our families, our communities from severe illness,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in a statement.

“It’s essential that people get their information on the vaccines from credible sources – and that should be on official government websites.

“With new vaccine developments every day, it’s very normal for people to have questions and possibly feel hesitant about getting the vaccine. That doesn’t make them anti-vaccination.”

The new section on the website will address the most common questions being asked by people and will be updated regularly.

The Government is spending $31 million on an education campaign through the rollout, providing people with information about the approval process for the vaccines, details on what phases the rollout is at and who is now eligible to be vaccinated.

As the vaccination program starts to move into Phase 1b, which covers more than six million people, the government stressed that people understand the facts about the vaccines as they make their appointments to get vaccinated. 

“The more people vaccinated, the more people protected from severe illness and death, keeping themselves and the broader community safe,” the Prime Minister said.

Feature image: Bernardo Soler is one of the first few healthcare workers in Australia to get a COVID-19 jab. | Photo supplied.

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