To vax or not to vax. That is the question.
Further to my recent omicron post, I would be remiss in not advising the official position on omicron vaccination.
This is an excerpt from a 29 December 2021 press conference. ScoMo and Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly are presenting.
Journalist: [Inaudible] the spread of Omicron is actually necessary to take this to the endemic stage and build immunity. Given our high vaccination levels and the kind of less, more mild nature of Omicron, do you think we actually want this to spread? Do you want to see it...
Prime Minister: That's a medical question, and the weather may be about to call a close to the press conference, I think.
Professor Paul Kelly, Chief Medical Officer: So there are two ways that we'll get to this endemic phase and have protection against against COVID altogether, but particularly particularly against Omicron. One is being infected and the other one is being vaccinated. It's quite likely that we will, most of us will have both of those opportunities in the coming years or months or weeks. So my call again is to choose the better path, which is to get vaccinated if you haven't already and get that booster as quickly as possible once you're eligible.