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Olivia Newton-John confirms she won't be taking the COVID-19 vaccine at this stage

The 72-year-old Grease star said she has no plans to be vaccinated against the virus at present.

By Jess Pullar
Olivia Newton-John, now 72 years old, has revealed she will not be taking the COVID-19 vaccine at this stage.
The former Grease star gave a rare joint interview alongside her 34-year-old daughter, Chloe Lattanzi, this week where the pair shared their thoughts on the vaccination, which is currently being rolled out in Olivia's country of residence - the United States.
Speaking to the Herald Sun, Olivia answered the question as to whether she would get the vaccine: "Not at this point, no," she told them.
Olivia qualifies as a candidate for the vaccine at present given her age, however, she has voluntarily decided against it.
Her daughter Chloe elaborated on her own decision to forgo the vaccine.
"I'm not an anti-vaxxer, I'm anti putting mercury and pesticides in my body, which are in a lot of vaccines," she told the publication
Olivia and daughter Chloe shared a rare joined interview with the Herald Sun this week where they revealed they would not be receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at this stage. (Getty)
Olivia is currently suffering stage four breast cancer, the third time she's battled the illness within the last 28 years.
While Chloe elaborated on her reasoning behind forgoing the vaccine at present, Olivia did not.
Chloe currently runs a medicinal cannabis farm in Oregon.
The vaccine is currently being rolled out across a number of countries including the UK, and is set for rollout in Australia within the next few months.
While the vaccine is voluntary, it is being strongly recommended by various reputable entities. You can learn more about the vaccine and how it is tested and approved for rollout in Australia here.
The iconic Aussie actress is currently suffering from stage four breast cancer. (Getty)
Olivia discussed her battle with breast cancer last year, telling The Guardian that she was focussing on her strength.
"I was so weak. I had a walker, a cane and crutches, but now I'm walking around."
She also revealed the mantra she repeats to herself as she continues to fight against the deadly disease.
"I'm healthy, I'm strong, " she said, adding, "I think it's very important to keep that positive message in your head. You know, if you have a difficult moment, music is always a great healer."
WATCH: Olivia Newton-John and her daughter Chloe perform a duet: