Sam Frost, the former star of Home and Away, has apparently been double-vaccinated, barely months after provoking outrage by comparing the treatment of unvaccinated people to “segregation.”
Frost departed the long-running Australian drama series after admitting to being unvaccinated on Instagram and pleading for sympathy for individuals who refuse to get the vaccine.
Frost is double, “maybe” triply vaccinated, according to her former co-star Lynne McGranger, who plays Irene Roberts.
“She spoke to me, can I just say the door is not closed, it’s very much an open door. Sam needed to be with her family and they are down in Melbourne,” McGranger told Nova 96.9’s Fitzy & Wippa on Monday morning.
“There was some issues of course with getting vaccinated but I’m here to tell you she is double-vaccinated now, possibly boosted as well. She needed to be with her family, but the door is definitely open for her to come back.
“The way that she is currently gone from the Bay, there is plenty of room for her to come back and I’m sure, that as we speak, she is in negotiations with the producers.”
In December, Channel Seven confirmed reports that Frost would be leaving the show.
“We support and respect Sam’s decision to leave Home and Away,” a Seven spokesperson told 7NEWS.com.au.
“Sam leaves with our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future.”
Her departure was not related to Seven’s vaccination policy.
Just two months prior, the former Bachelorette made national headlines when she posted a video on Instagram about unvaccinated people being treated unfairly.
Frost appealed for “compassion” and “empathy” for individuals who have taken the same decision not to get vaccinated against the fatal coronavirus in the video, which has since been removed, and claimed she was “very nervous about shooting a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing.”
“I feel like it’s getting to a point now in the world where there’s a lot of segregation, a lot of harsh judgment, and its taking its toll on my mental health,” Frost told her more than half a million followers on Instagram.
“There are a variety of reasons why people don’t get vaccinated, including their medical history, their worries, their family history, religious beliefs, and so on.”
“I want to tell those people that feel like they’re getting separated from society — well, I’m not vaccinated, and there’s a reason why I’m not, I’ve spoken to my doctor and my psychologist about it, and I’m going to keep it private,” she said.
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