Southern Tablelands hits 95 per cent double vaccination rate

A total of 95 per cent of Southern Tablelands residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, data reveals.

Data released by South Eastern NSW PHN shows that Goulburn Mulwaree, Queanbeyan Palerang, Upper Lachlan Shire and Yass Valley are all sitting at 95 per cent double dosed.

It's three per cent higher than the overall total for NSW, which sits at 92.2 per cent.

The above LGAs are the strongest performing in the health district with Wollongong sitting at 90.4 per cent for both doses whilst Snowy Monaro isn't too far behind on 94.4.

It's a similar story in the Southern Highlands with 95 per cent of Wingecarribee Shire residents double vaccinated.

The news comes off the recent announcement that restrictions will ease further as summer approaches.

Among the changes, vaccinated hospitality workers will not have to wear masks on the job from December 15 and QR check-ins won't be required at several business..

Masks will be required only on public transport and planes, at airports, and for indoors front-of-house hospitality staff who are not fully vaccinated.

NSW recorded 261 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm with no deaths in the reporting period.

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