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news.com.au 23 Nov, 2021 08:30 am

Vaccination map shows the NSW suburbs not ready for interstate travel

Vaccination map shows the NSW suburbs not ready for interstate travel
New data has shown some regions within NSW do not have high enough vaccination rates to be prepared for interstate travel given some townships are lagging behind other parts of the state.

According to the data, Wilcannia and Boggabilla in the NSW north west region have less than 50 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.In addition, the area of Murray Downs postcode of 2734 on the NSW and Victorian border have the state’s lowest vaccination rate by far, with less than 30 per cent of eligible residents fully vaccinated.Wallaroo also have very low vaccination rates, with the postcode on the NSW and ACT border reporting less than 40 per cent of residents were fully vaccinated.In greater Sydney, several postcodes are still yet to reach the 70 per cent fully vaccinated – with suburbs like Chippendale, Darlington and Golden Grove less than 60 per cent fully vaccinated, while the suburbs of Elizabeth Bay and Kings Cross also have less than 60 per cent fully vaccinated.

Under the newly eased restrictions, only fully vaccinated people who returned a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to their arrival are allowed in.On Friday, thousands of fully vaccinated Australians landed in the Northern Territory as the region eases its border restrictions – with the government promising to drop another painful coronavirus rule in a matter of weeks.

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