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Sam Frost says she doesn't regret her infamous Covid-19 vaccine video


Former Home and Away star Sam Frost has revealed she does not regret posting a now-infamous video on Instagram about her Covid vaccine hesitancy in October 

The 32-year-old actress and reality star did, however, admit she could have ‘handled it differently’ in hindsight, during an interview on The Morning Show on Wednesday.

‘I could have changed my language and things that I had said but I think there’s been a great lesson that has been learnt from that,’ Sam said, seemingly referring to her use of the word ‘segregation’ when speaking about restrictions on the unvaccinated. 

Reflection: Former Home and Away star Sam Frost has revealed she does not regret posting a now-infamous video on Instagram about her Covid vaccine hesitancy in October

Reflection: Former Home and Away star Sam Frost has revealed she does not regret posting a now-infamous video on Instagram about her Covid vaccine hesitancy in October

Sam explained the video ‘served its purpose’ by giving a voice to Australians who were were hesitant about the vaccine. 

‘I think [those] people… needed to know they weren’t alone. So I think it served its purpose,’ she told hosts Larry Emdur and Kylie Gillies. 

Referring to her mental health at the time she posted the video, Sam said ‘a lot of things [were] compounding each other’ during lockdown.   

Mistakes: The 32-year-old actress and reality star did, however, admit she could have 'handled it differently' in hindsight, during an interview on The Morning Show on Wednesday

Mistakes: The 32-year-old actress and reality star did, however, admit she could have ‘handled it differently’ in hindsight, during an interview on The Morning Show on Wednesday 

‘I knew there were quite a few people who felt the same way but they were too nervous to speak out about it,’ she added. 

Sam concluded by saying she didn’t think she fell into the category of people who have been ‘cancelled’ for their views.

It comes after Sam claimed unvaccinated Australians had faced ‘disgusting bullying’ in an interview with Stellar magazine over the weekend.

Job done? Sam explained the video (above) 'served its purpose' by giving a voice to Australians who were were hesitant about the vaccine

Job done? Sam explained the video (above) ‘served its purpose’ by giving a voice to Australians who were were hesitant about the vaccine 

Sam reflected on being ‘torn to f**king pieces’ when she compared restrictions on the unvaccinated to ‘segregation’ in her tearful Instagram video last October.

‘The bullying of unvaccinated people was disgusting. Friends I’d had for years stopped talking to me,’ she said.

She clarified she wasn’t an ‘anti-vaxxer’ and never said she didn’t want to get it.

'Torn to f**king pieces': It comes after Sam claimed unvaccinated Australians had faced 'disgusting bullying' in an interview with Stellar magazine over the weekend

‘Torn to f**king pieces’: It comes after Sam claimed unvaccinated Australians had faced ‘disgusting bullying’ in an interview with Stellar magazine over the weekend 

‘I’m not an anti-vaxxer – are you kidding me? But I feel it’s quite unreasonable to assume that everyone’s going to think exactly the same way and that people are going to come to the exact same conclusion in the same time frame,’ she said.

Sam, who joined Home and Away as Jasmine Delaney in 2017, quit the Channel Seven soap in December, two months after revealing she hadn’t had the vaccine.

Seven Productions has a policy requiring all cast and crew be vaccinated against Covid; however, sources said last year Sam’s exit was unrelated to the mandate.

She is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 

Exit: Sam, who played nurse Jasmine Delaney on Home and Away since 2017, quit the Channel Seven soap in December, two months after revealing she she hadn't had the vaccine

Exit: Sam, who played nurse Jasmine Delaney on Home and Away since 2017, quit the Channel Seven soap in December, two months after revealing she she hadn’t had the vaccine  

Sam filmed her last scenes for the soap in December at Sydney’s Eveleigh Studios.

The actress sparked backlash in October when she revealed she hadn’t had the Covid jab, and also compared restrictions on the unvaccinated to ‘segregation’.

She said in a tearful Instagram video: ‘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.

‘There’s a lot of harsh judgement 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.’

The door is open: Her former co-star Lynne McGranger (right) told Nova's Fitzy & Wippa in January that Sam was now fully vaccinated, meaning she could potentially return to the show

The door is open: Her former co-star Lynne McGranger (right) told Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa in January that Sam was now fully vaccinated, meaning she could potentially return to the show 

Sam then said she hadn’t been vaccinated, but claimed she had spoken to her medical doctor as well as a psychologist about her decision.

She added tearfully: ‘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.”

After facing criticism for her video, Sam deactivated her main Instagram account and blocked all comments on the account for her mental health charity Believe. She has since reactivated her accounts.

Channel Seven later announced Sam’s exit from Home and Away in December.

Her former co-star Lynne McGranger told Nova’s Fitzy & Wippa in January that Sam was now fully vaccinated, meaning she could potentially return to the show.

Policy: Seven Productions has a policy requiring all cast and crew to be vaccinated against Covid; however, sources said last year Sam's exit was unrelated to the mandate

Policy: Seven Productions has a policy requiring all cast and crew to be vaccinated against Covid; however, sources said last year Sam’s exit was unrelated to the mandate

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