Thousands of protesters have turned out to marches across the country against mandatory vaccination before the COVID-19 vaccine rollout begins on Monday.
Vaccine fury has erupted in Melbourne as hundreds of protesters faced off with police in ugly clashes. Two days out from the first Covid vaccinations, there have been flashpoint rallies across the country.
New research has revealed almost a quarter of Australians are not confident in the development of an effective vaccine against COVID-19.
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.