Home and Away star Sam Frost has admitted that she is unvaccinated in an emotional video. Can you believe that we live in a world where that is considered negative? There’s a way to stop that…you and everyone can stop the division that leaders and the media help elevate.
The 32-year-old Home and Away actress called for less judgment towards Australian’s that are unvaccinated and added that her mental health has struggled as a result of dealing with it all.
‘I was really hesitant about doing a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing, but I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation,’ she said.
‘There’s a lot of harsh judgment and opinions being thrown around a lot and it’s taking its toll on my mental health for sure, and I know people around me are struggling – particularly if they’re on the side of they don’t want to get vaccinated, for whatever reason.
‘There are lots of different reasons why people are not getting vaccinated and it might be because of their medical history, their concerns, they might have family history, it could be religious reasons.’
Sam then shared that she herself has not been vaccinated, She had spoken to her medical doctor as well as her psychologist about her decision.
Breaking down in tears, the star said: ‘It’s a really hard time to be in society right now and you feel like you are less of a human and you feel like people judge you.
‘And you’re too scared to talk about your opinion or your feelings and part of you wants to go, “Well it’s none of your damn business why I’m not! And there’s good reasons why I’m not and I don’t want you to judge me.”‘
She explained that it was important for the unvaccinated to look after their mental health, especially as the vaccinated are being granted freedoms that the unvaccinated are excluded from.
‘I’m struggling a lot with my mental health and I like to think that I’m pretty on to it. I see a psychologist regularly. So I can’t imagine what it’s like for people who don’t have a support network around them,’ she said.
Sam then called out the country’s leadership and made a call for employers to show more support towards their unvaccinated workers.
‘What I wish employers would say to their employees is, “You still matter and you are valued and you are not less intelligent or worthy or anything because you’ve made a choice about your body.”
‘I wish there were more people who made us feel like we are less alone.’
She also admitted that she could ‘get in trouble’ for coming out publicly as unvaccinated, before urging people to treat each other with more kindness and compassion.
It’s unclear if Sam’s choice to remain unvaccinated will affect her role in Home and Away. This is Australia…so…probably. But hopefully not.
Recent paparazzi photos show Sam with her mask on outdoors, indicating that she’s been following Sydney’s rules and regulations. So at least they can’t come for her about that.
She also follows a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and exercise, as evident by her Instagram page.
The Home and Away star has become a mental health advocate in recent years and even started her own mental health initiative in 2015 with her sister called Believe by Sam Frost.
The sisters recently put together a series of youth workshops to help young people deal with bullying, anxiety and social media pressures, and are looking at doing similar workshops for adults.
‘I feel like my purpose is the work I’m doing with Believe. I love my job on Home and Away and it gives me this great platform to help get my message out,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.
All barriers will be lifted for everyone in New South Wales on December 1 after the new freedom roadmap for the state was revealed by former Premier Gladys Berejiklian last month.
The vaccinated will be free two weeks earlier, on October 11, dubbed ‘Freedom Day’.
In Victoria, however, the unvaccinated will not be given any freedoms…or permissions as we call it.