North Coast LGA’s hit 84% first dose vaccination

Healthy North Coast’s COVID-19 vaccination rate by LGA graph, shown below, shows vaccination data from across the wider North Coast region as of 3 October 2021

 

KUDOS to North Coast residents as our Local Government Areas (LGAs) are well past the 70% vaccination rate for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccinations.

This puts us slightly above the national average.

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Across all the North Coast LGAs the rate is now at 84% of those aged 16 and over now having had their first dose and 54% fully vaccinated.

Healthy North Coast Chief Executive Officer Julie Sturgess said overall vaccination rates in the region are increasing at about 5% a week, which is slightly faster than the national vaccination trend.

While this is great news some people are facing lengthy delays and trouble getting vaccinated.

According to Ms Sturgess, vaccination supplies are still incoming.

“We’re expecting to have about 30,000 Pfizer doses available per week in October, as well as increased supplies of Moderna and AstraZeneca.

“With the recent significant increase in supply, it is becoming easier and easier for the community to access vaccines through their GP, neighbourhood pharmacy, a pop-up clinic or local Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS),” Ms Sturgess said.

The advice from Healthy North Coast is, as providers receive their vaccine doses and have appointments available, these will become visible on the Vaccine Clinic Finder.

North Coast residents who haven’t yet had a chance to get vaccinated are encouraged to jump online and book their appointment today.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the primary health care providers that we have been working closely with over the past few months to ensure community access to vaccines,” said Ms Sturgess.

“They have done a magnificent job and continue to respond, overnight in some cases, to ensure that anyone who wants to be vaccinated, can be.”

 

By Sandra MOON

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