Increase in COVID-19 vaccination rates across LGAs

People queue up for testing at Goulburn Base Hospital on Sunday. Photo: Louise Thrower.
People queue up for testing at Goulburn Base Hospital on Sunday. Photo: Louise Thrower.

The vaccination rates continue to increase across LGAs as 90 per cent of the population is expected to be fully vaccinated by December 1.

A total of 44.5 per cent residents of the 2580 postcode have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, NSW Health data has revealed as on September 27, 2021.

The 2580 postcode includes areas of Goulburn, Taralga and Bungonia. Meanwhile, 74.5 per cent of the population here has received their first dose.

The vaccination rates of 2579 (Big Hill, Exeter, Marulan) is the same as that of Goulburn.

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In postcode 2622 (Araluen, Braidwood), 75.9 per cent population received their first dose while 48.4 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

Meanwhile, 49.9 per cent were fully vaccinated while 84.7 per cent have received their first dose in 2581 (Collector, Gunning) postcodes.

The 2582 postcode, home to Yass, has a 51.5 per cent fully vaccinated population while 79.3 per cent has received their first dose.

In Southern Highlands, 59.7 per cent of population in postcode 2576 (Bowral), 2575 (Mittagong) and 2577 (Moss Vale) is fully vaccinated while 85.8 per cent has been administered their first dose.

The data has been revealed through an interactive map released by the NSW Government which states the percentage of people who have received their first dose and are fully vaccinated as of September 27, 2021.

Meanwhile, long queues could be seen for COVID testing at the Goulburn Base Hospital clinic on Sunday and 231 people were tested on the day. A total of 241 people lined up at the Goulburn Capital drive-in clinic to undergo a COVID-19 test.

SNSWLHD statistics reveal that 820 people were tested for COVID-19 last week in Goulburn, 312 in Queanbeyan and eight in Yass.

Similarly, people queued up in Queanbeyan for COVID testing. A total of 232 people were tested through the Histopath drive through and walk in testing and 46 through the testing facility at the hospital.

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