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Sam Frost, Covid vaccine: Home and Away stars are ‘concerned for her welfare’

The stars of Home and Away are said to concerned for Sam Frost’s welfare after she shared a troubling video explaining why she didn’t want to get the Covid-19 vaccine.

After being hounded by widespread criticism over the video, Sam, 32, has deactivated her Instagram account, and blocked all comments on her wellness business page Believe By Sam Frost. 

On Monday, entertainment reporter Peter Ford shared an update on Sam’s wellbeing during an appearance on The Morning Show. 

Concern: The stars of Home and Away are said to concerned for Sam Frost’s (pictured) welfare after she shared a troubling video explaining why she didn’t want to get the Covid-19 vaccine

Ford, who shares the same Channel Seven employer as Sam, said: ‘There were some people… who reached out to [Sam] privately, including members of the Home and Away cast, concerned for her welfare and just to be sure she’s okay and talk her through this.’ 

‘Maybe not necessarily talk her around [into getting the vaccine], but she was silly to put this out there because the blowback was very mean-spirited and cruel,’ he added.  

Ford’s update comes after Channel Seven clarified the network’s stance on Covid-19 vaccines and said Sam was still an employee. 

'Just to be sure she's okay': On Monday, entertainment reporter Peter Ford (right) shared an update on Sam's wellbeing during an appearance on The Morning Show, revealing members of the Home And Away cast had reached out to the star amid concerns for her wellbeing

‘Just to be sure she’s okay’: On Monday, entertainment reporter Peter Ford (right) shared an update on Sam’s wellbeing during an appearance on The Morning Show, revealing members of the Home And Away cast had reached out to the star amid concerns for her wellbeing 

A spokesperson said: ‘Seven strongly encourages vaccination for all our people and all Seven productions strictly adhere to the public health Covid-19 safe protocols. 

‘All Home and Away cast and crew also undertake Covid-19 testing three times a week in addition to other preventative measures. 

‘Sam Frost continues to work on Home and Away and follows the safety protocols in place.’    

Statement: Ford's update comes after Sam's employer Channel Seven clarified the network's stance on Covid-19 vaccines and said she was still an employee

Statement: Ford’s update comes after Sam’s employer Channel Seven clarified the network’s stance on Covid-19 vaccines and said she was still an employee

Sam deactivated her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, shortly after revealing in an emotional post that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result.

The actress called for less judgement towards unvaccinated Australians. 

‘I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,’ she said. 

Protocols" A spokesperson said, 'Seven strongly encourages vaccination for all our people and all Seven productions strictly adhere to the public health Covid-19 safe protocols... Sam Frost continues to work on Home and Away and follows the safety protocols in place'

Protocols’ A spokesperson said, ‘Seven strongly encourages vaccination for all our people and all Seven productions strictly adhere to the public health Covid-19 safe protocols… Sam Frost continues to work on Home and Away and follows the safety protocols in place’

‘There’s a lot of harsh judgement and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health for sure, and I know people around me are struggling – particularly if they’re on the side of they don’t want to get vaccinated, for whatever reason.’

‘There are lots of different reasons why people are not getting vaccinated and it might be because of their medical history, their concerns, they might have family history, it could be religious reasons.’

Sam then said she hadn’t been vaccinated, but claimed she had spoken to her medical doctor as well as a psychologist about her decision. 

Confession: Sam deactivated her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, after revealing in an emotional video that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result

Confession: Sam deactivated her Instagram account on Saturday afternoon, after revealing in an emotional video that she was unvaccinated and her mental health had suffered as a result

She added tearfully: ‘It’s a really hard time to be in society right now and you feel like you are less of a human and you feel like people judge you.

‘And you’re too scared to talk about your opinion or your feelings and part of you wants to go, ‘Well it’s none of your damn business why I’m not! And there’s good reasons why I’m not and I don’t want you to judge me.”

She explained it was important for the unvaccinated to look after their mental health, especially as freedoms return for fully vaccinated Australians. 

Words: She admitted that she could 'get in trouble' for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion

Words: She admitted that she could ‘get in trouble’ for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion

‘I’m struggling a lot with my mental health and I like to think that I’m pretty on to it. I see a psychologist regularly. So I can’t imagine what it’s like for people who don’t have a support network around them,’ she said.

She also said she could ‘get in trouble’ for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion.

Her video caused a great deal of controversy, mainly because of her use of the word ‘segregation’ when referring to the way society ‘judges’ unvaccinated people.

Words: She admitted that she could 'get in trouble' for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion

Words: She admitted that she could ‘get in trouble’ for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion

‘Segregation’ is usually used to describe societies that are divided due to race, religion or sexual orientation.

‘Sam Frost, if you want fewer people to judge you and more people to empathise with you – maybe, just maybe don’t use the word ‘segregation’ 30 seconds into your video. This isn’t 1950s Alabama. You ain’t Rosa Parks,’ Tweeted journalist Antoinette Lattouf.

‘Watching Sam Frost tearfully speak about ‘segregation’ because she chooses not to get vaccinated and being called ‘brave’ by her followers is taking me to a level of ‘what the f**k’ I didn’t know was possible,’ added comedian Em Rusciano.

‘It’s not segregation so I would suggest you change your terminology because that is so disrespectful to people who have been segregated because their race, religion, sexual orientation,’ wrote another person on Twitter. 

Backlash: Her video caused a great deal of controversy, mainly because of her use of the word 'segregation' when referring to the way society 'judges' unvaccinated people

Backlash: Her video caused a great deal of controversy, mainly because of her use of the word ‘segregation’ when referring to the way society ‘judges’ unvaccinated people

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