'Hardcore rump' of activist doctors undermining vaccine rollout: former deputy chief medical officer

Dr Nick Coatsworth also says he has been unfairly branded as an aerosol or airborne 'denier'

“Activist doctors” have jeopardised the effort to immunise Australians against COVID-19 with their “strident” public comments on the AstraZeneca vaccine, Dr Nick Coatsworth says.

Dr Nick Coatsworth
Dr Nick Coatsworth. Source: AAP.

The former federal deputy chief medical officer claims the comments have undermined confidence in the vaccine by playing up concerns over its safety and efficacy.