We’ve got the ‘biggest increase’ in COVID jab rates, says western health boss

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Western NSW’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is going gangbusters. At a virtual media event on Tuesday, Western NSW Local Health District chief executive Scott McLachlan revealed the region was the one to watch in NSW. “We’ve now seen the biggest increase in Western NSW compared to the whole of the state, in vaccination rates, particularly people receiving their first dose and particularly across our Aboriginal community,” he said. “Thank you to everyone who’s come forward in the last month, in particular who’s changed life outcomes for people, getting protected from COVID. READ ALSO: “Importantly second dose rates for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal in our community are now the same at 38 per cent right across our region.” Mr McLachlan told of 82 per cent of non-Aboriginal people in the region having had the first dose compared to 56 per cent for Aboriginal people, up 17 per cent. The rate for the second dose for both groups is 38 per cent. At Dubbo 84.2 per cent of people have had the first dose and 36.7 per cent the second. NSW Health announced on Tuesday that 78.8 per cent of NSW residents had rolled up their sleeves for a first dose as of 11.59pm on September 12. At the same time 46.5 per cent had received their second dose. Our COVID-19 news articles relating to public health and safety are free for anyone to access. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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Western NSW’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is going gangbusters.

At a virtual media event on Tuesday, Western NSW Local Health District chief executive Scott McLachlan revealed the region was the one to watch in NSW.

“We’ve now seen the biggest increase in Western NSW compared to the whole of the state, in vaccination rates, particularly people receiving their first dose and particularly across our Aboriginal community,” he said.

“Thank you to everyone who’s come forward in the last month, in particular who’s changed life outcomes for people, getting protected from COVID.

“Importantly second dose rates for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal in our community are now the same at 38 per cent right across our region.”

Mr McLachlan told of 82 per cent of non-Aboriginal people in the region having had the first dose compared to 56 per cent for Aboriginal people, up 17 per cent.

The rate for the second dose for both groups is 38 per cent.

At Dubbo 84.2 per cent of people have had the first dose and 36.7 per cent the second.

NSW Health announced on Tuesday that 78.8 per cent of NSW residents had rolled up their sleeves for a first dose as of 11.59pm on September 12.

At the same time 46.5 per cent had received their second dose.

Our COVID-19 news articles relating to public health and safety are free for anyone to access. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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