Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell has revealed the Fairfield local government area, subject of the most COVID-19 cases in the country right now, also has some of the lowest vaccination numbers in the country.
“At the start of July, the percentage of the over 50s in the adult population in the Fairfield LGA who had their first dose of vaccine was just 34 per cent compared to the national average of 55 per cent,” Mr Clennell said.
“In Liverpool, that figure was 36 per cent, we know that’s another hotspot area.
“Over 50s partial coverage is now over 60 per cent. Waverley, where the outbreak began – that covers Bondi … has a partial coverage of over 50s in the mid 60 per cent.
“So, almost double that of the Fairfield area.”
Local community leaders, such as Canterbury MP Sophie Cotsis, are pushing for further vaccination hubs in the area and more mobile pop-up vaccination clinics for the LGAs targeted in the outbreak.