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The frustrating reason Western Australians WON’T get vaccinated

The frustrating reason Western Australians WON’T get vaccinated – and it has nothing to do with anti-vaxxer conspiracy theories


A Perth local has revealed the frustrating reason why many Western Australians are refusing to get the Covid-19 vaccine. 

Western Australia is currently lagging in the nation’s vaccine rollout, sparking concerns the state will fail to surpass its goal of 90 percent and open its borders by Christmas.   

However, a KIIS FM staffer from Perth claims the reason why so many locals are refusing the jab actually has nothing to do with anti-vaxxer beliefs or conspiracy theories. 

Explaining the situation on Tuesday’s Kyle And Jackie O Show, video producer Jermaine D’Vauz said that locals are so determined to eradicate Covid from Western Australia that they would rather remain unvaccinated, as high jab rates would mean opening up the border to travellers.  

‘People in Perth are so obsessed with it being ‘Covid zero’. They feel like because they are so remote, that it’s ‘us versus them’,’ Jermaine explained.  

‘There’s some people that I know that won’t get vaccinated because they don’t want to open up. They want it to continue to be ‘Covid zero’,’ he later added. 

KIIS FM video producer Jermaine D’Vauz (left) has claimed the reason why so many Western Australians are refusing the jab actually has nothing to do with anti-vaxxer beliefs or conspiracy theories. Pictured with WA Premier Mark McGowan

'That's demented!' KIIS FM shock jocks Kyle Sandilands (pictured) and were shocked on Tuesday's show after Jermaine said that Western Australian locals are so determined to eradicate Covid from Western Australia that they would rather remain unvaccinated, as high jab rates would mean opening up the border to travellers

Pictured: Jackie 'O' Henderson

‘That’s demented!’ KIIS FM shock jocks Kyle Sandilands (left) and Jackie ‘O’ Henderson (right) were shocked on Tuesday’s show after Jermaine said that Western Australian locals are so determined to eradicate Covid from Western Australia that they would rather remain unvaccinated, as high jab rates would mean opening up the border to travellers 

Co-host Kyle Sandilands branded the state’s hermit-style approach to Covid as ‘archaic’,  declaring: ‘That’s demented, the whole place will go broke!’

‘They can’t all think like that, surely!’ co-host Jackie ‘O’ Henderson said, adding: ‘They must want to travel.

Kyle replied gravely: ‘It’s Western Australia, mate. It’s a different world over there.’ 

Behind the pack: Western Australia is currently lagging in the nation's vaccine rollout, sparking concerns the state will fail to surpass its goal of 90 percent and open its borders by Christmas. Pictured: Anti-vaxxers waving signs at a 'freedom rally' in Perth

Behind the pack: Western Australia is currently lagging in the nation’s vaccine rollout, sparking concerns the state will fail to surpass its goal of 90 percent and open its borders by Christmas. Pictured: Anti-vaxxers waving signs at a ‘freedom rally’ in Perth  

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan has refused to budge on his hard border closure, insisting earlier this month that the state will remain closed to the rest of the country until 90 per cent of residents have been vaccinated.  

Given vaccine complacency in Covid-free WA putting it at the back of the pack in the vaccine race, this may not be until as late as Easter 2022.

The closure means thousands of families may be forced to celebrate Christmas separated from their loved ones for the second year in a row. 

Steadfast: Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan (pictured) has refused to budge on his hard border closure, insisting earlier this month that the state will remain closed to the rest of the country until 90 per cent of residents have been vaccinated

Steadfast: Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan (pictured) has refused to budge on his hard border closure, insisting earlier this month that the state will remain closed to the rest of the country until 90 per cent of residents have been vaccinated  

As of Tuesday, 54.7 percent of Western Australians were fully vaccinated.   

Vaccinations are vital to reducing the spread of preventable diseases, and any suggestion otherwise flies in the face of science and the advice of medical experts around the globe.   

The coronavirus vaccine is a safe and vital measure being taken to protect the community from the spread of the virus.

Slow to the finish line: Western Australia may not reach the 90 per cent vaccination target anytime soon, with jab uptake in the state among the lowest in the country

Slow to the finish line: Western Australia may not reach the 90 per cent vaccination target anytime soon, with jab uptake in the state among the lowest in the country

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