"Vaccination Blitz": Young People in COVID Hotspots Urged to Book In [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

“Vaccination Blitz”: Young People in COVID Hotspots Urged to Book In [Headlines]

The NSW Government is hoping to vaccinate more than 500,000 young people in the next two-and-a-half weeks. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 19 Aug 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Young people who live in Sydney’s COVID hotspots are being urged to book an appointment as a vaccination blitz begins this morning.

The NSW Government is hoping to vaccinate more than 500,000 young people in the next two-and-a-half weeks.

The rate of vaccination in Sydney hotspot areas is increasing at a faster rate than the rollout in other parts of the country.

Some western and south-western suburbs have seen vaccination rates climb by up to 30 per cent.

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Meanwhile, the US is recommending adults get a booster shot – eight months after being fully vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna.

Defence Minister Peter Dutton admits getting all of the Australian citizens and visa holders out of Afghanistan is going to be tough.

There were 26 people evacuated by the Australian military yesterday.

The Australian Government said many more flights were scheduled.

Demonstrators have been killed during anti-Taliban protests in northern Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s ousted president has spoken from the United Arab Emirates after fleeing during the Taliban takeover.

Ashraf Ghani said his security team forced him to leave to avoid bloodshed.

A man has been arrested in Victoria and charged over the murder of a man in Sydney more than 30 years ago.

Raymond Keam’s body was found in a park in Randwick in 1987.

The Federal Education Minister is calling for a substantial rewrite of the draft national curriculum.

The Australian reported Alan Tudge had written to education officials saying the current proposal supports ideology over evidence and presents an overly negative view of the nation’s history.

A study has found that cuttlefish can accurately remember specific events in their final stages of life.