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“I’m not leaving:” Sam Frost reveals she will be temporarily written off Home and Away after Channel 7 makes vaccinations mandatory

''I won't be fully vaxxed.''

By Faye Couros
A day after Channel Seven made Covid vaccinations mandatory, Sam Frost has revealed what it means for her and her character Jasmine Delaney on Home and Away.
Sam's fate on the hit soap had been in question for weeks after she posted an emotional video admitting she won't be receiving the vaccine.
She made national headlines after posting for confessing she had "good reasons" not to get the jab but chose to keep them private, then called for "empathy" for people who choose to remain unvaccinated.
Now, the actress has put speculation to rest by sharing a message about the ongoing situation on her Instagram story.
"I'm not leaving Home & Away," she began.
"I've got a medical procedure booked in for January. So I won't be fully vaxxed until mid-late February."
The 32-year-old continued by announcing that after communicating with her bosses, they decided to "temporarily" write Jasmine off for a few weeks.
"I will be written off temporarily, Jazzy is going on an off-screen adventure for a few weeks… but I'll be back," she explained.
"My bosses are amazing, we've been in open communication for months. Very grateful we were able to make a plan that works for everyone."
Sam posted her announcement to her Instagram stories. Instagram
Channel Seven's CEO James Warburton originally said in mid-October that the network had not mandated vaccinations.
However, in the wake of Sam Frost's controversial admission, the network has announced all company employees will need to be double jabbed by January 10.
"To provide the safest possible work environment for cast, crew and presenters, Seven Productions have made the decision to only engage those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, taking effect in January next year," a spokesperson told the Herald Sun.
"Seven strongly encourages vaccination to protect our people, their colleagues and their families."
After Sam shared her video where she said that after speaking to "my doctor and my psychologist", she had opted against getting the vaccine, the former reality star faced intense backlash and took a two-week hiatus from Instagram as a result.
What fate does Jasmine have in store during her time off? Channel Seven
When she returned to the platform Sam wrote on her stories that she received "thousands and thousands of beautiful messages."
"Thank you for the enormous amount of support and love over the past few weeks," she penned.

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