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Your views: on vaccination and testing

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Today, readers comment on COVID-19 testing and calls to be vaccinated.

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Commenting on the story: SA vaccination call as lockdown hits another state

Something needs to be done by SA health re testing sites. I went at 9.30 this morning because it’s my day 5 mandatory testing; the queue was so long I had to give up, am trying again this afternoon.

There should be a special provision for people doing mandatory testing. Just another lack of foresight by authorities. – Lyn Pointer

Make the Pfizer vaccine available to everybody, including the over 60’s and I will immediately arrange to make an appointment for myself, as will my friends. – Marlene Hunter

If they want more people vaccinated, remove the restrictions to vaccination! I’ve been trying to get vaccinated for months, but I’m under 40.

If uptake is low, open it up to everyone. Let’s get everyone vaccinated. – Courtney Rogers

If vaccination rates are not where the Government wants them, it is probably because people have decided the risk of having the AstraZeneca vaccine is not worth the risk of dying from blood clots, and no amount of scientists spruiking statistics and relative risk scenarios will change those views.

If you want vaccination rates up, take the hint, bite the bullet and get in a lot more Pfizer for all age groups. – Alan Beaton

Commenting on the story: Masks back on table as SA circles wagons against virus outbreaks

Please elucidate – how are visitors from Victoria supposed to “be tested on arrival in SA”, when the advertised testing stations in the Southeast all close at 5 pm daily?

We are hoping to come over to Robe in a fortnight’s time – only testing stations available en route in SA are at Mt Gambier and Millicent. What if we don’t get to the Mount by 5 pm?

As a former South Australian, I tire of the Adelaide-centric focus of the state. – David Neate

Commenting on the story: Jabs now compulsory for aged care workers

I find it intriguing that the federal government finds it necessary to “provide a no fault indemnity scheme for GPs who administer COVID-19 vaccines”; specifically, the AstraZeneca vaccine to under 60’s (currently only recommended for over-60s and previously over 50’s).

I don’t believe there is similar indemnity in Australia for flu vaccination. So what is it about AstraZeneca that requires such indemnity; could it be the potential for death following vaccination?  After all, this vaccine has long been touted by health ministers and chief medical officers as “perfectly safe”, or is that just political expediency at work. Tends to make a mockery of the Hippocratic Oath. – Paul McKinnon

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