Thousands of protesters have turned out to marches across the country against mandatory vaccination before the COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins on Monday.
New research has revealed almost a quarter of Australians are not confident in the development of an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
The race for a vaccine is on.
Vaccines to combat deadly coronaviruses "are not easy" and "in fact, up to now we've never had a successful vaccine against a coronavirus,' Australia's Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly says.
Australia is in the grip of a drug crisis involving prescription medication.