Tasmanians have become increasingly willing to roll up their sleeves and get a COVID-19 vaccination since mid-2021, according to Health Department data on rates of vaccine hesitancy.
The department has been tracking hesitancy and refusal rates since December 2020, noting they started at quite low levels in the community.
It rose rapidly during the period from April to June when public commentary around vaccine safety - AstraZeneca in particular - was at its peak, with about 30 per cent of Tasmanians expressing hesitancy.
But as the rollout progressed and was eventually expanded to everyone aged 16 or over, hesitancy appeared to become less prevalent.
Acting state health controller Dale Webster said the latest survey results showed 6 per cent of Tasmanians were still expressing hesitancy about the vaccine, and an additional 5 per cent were entirely against it.
Mr Webster said those in the "hesitancy" category were the focus of attention to ensure the state reached 90 per cent double-dose for those eligible by December, accepting that there was a small cohort of Tasmanians who would outright refuse to be vaccinated.
He said there were a range of ways to reassure those who were still hesitant.
"That's about other Tasmanians having conversations with them," Mr Webster said.
"It's about us putting out information in plain English version that answers some of the scientific questions, because a lot of the data and information is in what most people might see it as gobbledygook.
"We need to translate to that in plain English to reassure people.
"The really big thing is everyone that is vaccinated, if they know someone that's not, have a conversation with them. Reassure them about what their experience is of being vaccinated."
Tasmanian data also shows vaccination rates are lower in remote and rural areas, as well as lower socio-economic suburbs like in Launceston's north.
A pop-up clinic will operate on Friday and Saturday at the old Vinnies site on Invermay Road in Mowbray.
Mr Webster said the goal was to have 100 per cent of Tasmanians having access to the vaccine.
"If they do have concerns that they can't get to a clinic, give us a call because it may be that there's a pharmacy close by, or a participating GP close by. We can actually put them in contact with what is the closest thing to you, there's a lot of pharmacies across Launceston that are involved," he said.
A session run in conjunction with the Migrant Resource Centre North in Launceston resulted in a further 120 vaccinations, with doctors and nurses having material translated into other languages for diverse cultural groups.
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