Covid latest: Vaccine hesitancy softens as Delta variant expected to delay Freedom Day

“Their confidence has been strengthened by the evidence that the vaccine is safe and effective,” Dr McAndrew said.

“Over the course of the vaccine roll-out, they have increasingly been persuaded that taking it was the right thing to do. For some, actually being invited helped them make up their mind.”

In the latest Government reports, the number of people testing positive for the virus, the number of patients admitted to hospital, and the number of deaths within 28 days of a positive Covid test have increased.

Reports are circulating that the latest data will lead to a delay in Freedom Day.

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