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New Survey Shows COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Has Grown Since February [Headlines]

The survey found nearly a third of respondents were unlikely to get the shot, citing concerns about possible side effects.

By Hope NewsroomWednesday 19 May 2021NewsReading Time: 1 minute

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A new survey shows COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has grown since February – in a blow to the Australian Government’s rollout.

The survey, published in The Herald, found nearly a third of respondents were unlikely to get the shot, citing concerns about possible side effects.

Meanwhile, NSW Health is looking to open a second mass vaccination clinic in the Newcastle region.

Children are no longer allowed to bring knives to school for religious reasons.

The NSW education minister has imposed the ban in response to a stabbing at a high school in western Sydney earlier this month.

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The Federal Treasurer says the building of a new gas fired plant in the NSW Hunter will prevent power prices from skyrocketing.

The Government has confirmed a plant will be built at Kurri Kurri – creating 600 jobs at the peak of its construction.

A major border crossing into Gaza has been closed, as violence between Israeli forces and Hamas continues.

Two workers from Thailand were killed when a barrage of mortars and rockets was fired into southern Israel.

A global animal rights activist group is pleading with Australian farmers not to kill mice plaguing regional NSW.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says the rodents are simply looking for food, and that right shouldn’t be taken away from them.