After the failures of abstinence education, and the so-called “Wrap it up” campaign, Australian officials are turning to a new vaccine to stem the epidemic of chlamydia effecting the country’s koala community.
Despite the fact that chlamydia is a serious threat to nearly all koala populations, young koalas have refused to give up their hard-partying lifestyles. “Look, mate, we aren’t a bunch of root rats and slappers, we just want to have a good time,” defends one young koala. “Like, you’re out at Palmy, all the sheilas in their cozzies… so what if a bloke gets chla…clam… doover-whatsit? Mob of wowsers.” Medical authorities simply cannot understand this.
Scientists are hopeful about the vaccine, however. A six to twelve month trial period, to test the effectiveness of the drug and whether or not a booster shot will be required, will begin later this year.