A delay from Premier Peter Gutwein in ruling out a vaccine mandate for primary school aged children may still have some people worried.
It won't just be causing the minds of the extreme anti-vaxxers to run wild, but also a lot more middle of the road people who are generally supportive of vaccination against COVID-19.
The need to rule out a mandate came about partly because of Mr Gutwein's suggestion in Parliament on Tuesday that the start to the 2022 school year may be delayed if primary children aren't vaccinated in significant numbers.
And across the ditch in Victoria that state's premier and health minister aren't saying they won't force school aged children to be vaccinated.
It caused a lot of people to question whether a mandate would be introduced to increase vaccination levels in schools.
In the end, the government moved on Wednesday to rule it out, and say that they had never considered such a mandate.
But by that time it had become part of the discussion, and been allowed to fester in the community.
Given the current state of distrust of government around the response to coronavirus - primarily fed by interstate hype - any vacuum will be filled by the extreme end of the debate.
The Premier and his team of advisers should realise that.
When vaccines for children under 12 are yet to be even given approval by the health authorities, it was a discussion that didn't need to be undertaken at this stage.
To date Premier Gutwein has been pretty sure footed on most of his discussion of the government's response to the pandemic and measures to help limit its impact in the state.
Perhaps this is a sign of the toll of more than 18-months of being on a 'war footing' in the fight against the pandemic.
The vaccine space is fraught with danger for public figures, and any misstep will be taken by those fighting against vaccination and used to the full extent.
The Premier should avoid going anywhere near this one again.