Figures released recently by the Australian Department of Health show that the Coffs Harbour-Grafton region has the ninth lowest full vaccination rate in Australia.
By The Editor
The figure is better for those with one dose though, with a rate of 41.7%.
Also Healthy North Coast, which oversesees the area from Port Macquarie to the Queensland border, announced this week that in the week just gone 12,330 doses were administered in that region which includes the Coffs Coast.
Healthy North Coast media releases, many relating to Covid and vaccinations, can be found here; https://hnc.org.au/media-releases/
Just under 15% fully vaccinated in Coffs-Grafton
So far, just 14.6 per cent of the population aged over 15 in Coffs-Grafton is fully vaccinated. This figure is the same as that for South-Western Sydney which is currently seriously affected by a Covid Delta outbreak.
The figures are based on Medicare numbers recorded at the time of a vaccination and were current up to 1 August and are based on ABS geographical data collection zones.
The relevant state by state figures were released by the Department of Health and included a NSW Table that is reproduced below.
Geographic vaccination data from the Department of health can be found here; https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/covid-19-vaccination-geographic-vaccination-rates-2-august-2021
Also a News Ltd video from YouTube, with reporting by Dr Norman Swan of the ABC, has also recently been released urging young people to get vaccinated now, even with the AZ vaccination if their GP’s approve.
More general Covid19 vaccination information can also be found here; https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines