Target COVID vaccination rates within reach for South Eastern NSW

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Data released by the Department of Health highlights the encouraging number of people who have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

COORDINARE expects most LGAs in South Eastern NSW will reach the Government’s 80 percent COVID vaccination target soon if the combined efforts of the health workforce and the community continue.

Data released by the Department of Health on 28 August highlights the percentage of people aged 15 and over who have received first and second COVID vaccine doses in each Local Government Area.

At least 70 percent of people aged 15 and older have received their first dose and 40 percent have received their second dose, in Kiama, Bega Valley and Eurobodalla LGAs. Queanbeyan-Palerang and Goulburn Mulwaree LGAs have lower vaccination rates compared to other parts of the South Eastern NSW region to date.

“We are grateful to all staff working within general practice, Aboriginal Medical Services, pharmacy and Local Health District Clinics who are daily going above and beyond to help get our community vaccinated. We are anticipating an increased supply of vaccines very soon, which should help more people to get an appointment as soon as possible,” said COORDINARE’s CEO, Ms Dianne Kitcher.

“Please continue to use the Department of Health’s eligibility checker as that is the best way to be alerted of new appointments, eligibility and increased vaccine supply,” said Ms Kitcher.

LGA Name Dose 1 coverage of 15+ (%) Dose 2 coverage of 15+ (%)
Bega Valley 70.2% 41.2%
Eurobodalla 72.2% 40.7%
Goulburn Mulwaree 57.2% 30.4%
Kiama 71.8% 44.3%
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 57.5% 32.9%
Shellharbour 60.8% 33.3%
Shoalhaven 66.0% 39.9%
Snowy Monaro Regional 60.7% 32.8%
Upper Lachlan Shire Council 63.3% 30.5%
Wollongong 59.7% 36.3%
Yass Valley 62.3% 35.3%

View COVID-19 vaccination – Geographic vaccination rates - Local Government Area (LGA) report here.