Qld Chief Health Officer on the danger of young, healthy people dying from Covid vaccine clotting illness
“I don‘t want an 18-year-old in Queensland dying from a clotting illness who, if they got Covid probably wouldn’t die.
Australia’s chief health officers are preparing to stage a revolt against Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s push for young people to front up for the AstraZeneca jab.
Queensland’s Dr Jeannette Young, Australia’s longest serving chief health officer, has taken direct aim at Mr Morrison’s push for young people to ask their GPs about receiving the AstraZeneca jab, associated with a rare clotting disorder.
“I do not want under-40s to get AstraZeneca,” she said. “We are not in a position that I need to ask young, fit, healthy people to put their health on the line by getting a vaccine that could potentially significantly harm them.
“We‘ve had very few deaths due to Covid-19 in Australia in people under the age of 50, and wouldn’t it be terrible that our first 18-year-old in Queensland to who dies related to this pandemic died because of the vaccine?”