Did we boost vaccine hesitancy?

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Mass vaccination is our only way out of the COVID-19 pandemic. So far though, the take-up of vaccines in Australia has been slow, with those eligible delaying booking appointments, and up to 16% of Australians telling pollsters they don't want the jab at all. So is the media to blame? Today on The Signal, we're looking at how Australian journalists have done covering COVID-19. We ask whether coverage of side-effects and deaths linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine has gone too far, and turn the spotlight on ourselves here at The Signal as well. Featured: Dr Denis Muller, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne

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