Western and South-Western Sydney Hotspots Have the Lowest Vaccination Rates in NSW [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Western and South-Western Sydney Hotspots Have the Lowest Vaccination Rates in NSW [Headlines]

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By Hope NewsroomWednesday 18 Aug 2021News

The latest figures show suburbs in Western and South-Western Sydney hotspots continue to have among the lowest vaccination rates in NSW.

The number of fully vaccinated residents in Merrylands is as low as 10 per cent, while in Turramurra, on the North Shore, it’s closer to 50 percent.

Australia’s peak union body will push for paid vaccination leave for all staff, at a workplace forum today.

The first team of Australian Defence Force vaccination workers is setting up in Dubbo today.

There is increasing concern about the impact of COVID outbreaks in Indigenous communities due to low vaccination rates.

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