Australians in regional areas are up in arms about their appointments for the coronavirus vaccine being cancelled and given to HSC students instead.
The NSW government has diverted 40,000 jabs from regional areas to vaccinate Year 12 students in Sydney hotspots as the city's Covid-19 outbreak worsens.
Aged care worker Angela Murry and her husband Craig from the Newcastle region north of Sydney booked to get the Pfizer jab at the new mass vaccination centre at Belmont.
The couple aged in their 50s were shocked and disappointed to receive a message this week informing their appointments are now on hold, despite constant pleas from the NSW government and health officials for everyone to get jabbed.
'The message is quite clear, vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate,' Ms Murry told A Current Affair.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
HSC student Keira (pictured) agreed it's not fair that jabs are being rediverted from regional areas by the NSW government
'So, I do the right thing. I sanitise, I go to work, I wear my mask, I use all of my PPE equipment, make the booking, have it cancelled.
'Now, I'm really cranky.'
She's among a third of aged care workers who haven't received the jab.
'I'm in the 1B category, so it's critical,' Ms Murry said.
'Put it this way, if we were to have an outbreak and the person standing next to me was fully vaccinated, they would possibly keep their job and I would lose mine.
'That's not something I'm prepared for I love the people I look after. I love my job, I love what I do.'
Ms Murry has since had her appointment reinstated and is booked in to receive the jab next week.
Her husband Craig hasn't been so lucky.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'I've tried to go on again and there's no bookings, nothing