The Fraser Coast continues to be one of the leading regions of Queensland in the quest for the State’s population to reach 80% fully Covid vaccination.
Fraser Coast first dose vaccination of its eligible population has now reached 81.6% and 66.8% of residents are now fully vaccinated. Last week this number was 78.5% and 63.6% respectively.
In Hervey Bay 69.3% of residents are doubled vaccinated while 83.8% have received their first dose, and in Maryborough 63.5% of people are double dosed and 78.8% are awaiting their second shot.
The total Queensland first dose figure has now reached 78.5% (up from 76.1%) and total vaccination is sitting at 65.3% (61.8%).
The speed of State-wide vaccinations still remains a concern, with only 42 days until the scheduled state border reopening on 17 December 2021.
The Wide Bay Health Service vaccination clinics are now taking both booked appointments and walk ins, with two walk-in clinics open in Maryborough and Hervey Bay, at the Hervey Bay Tafe and City Hall in Maryborough.
The service appealed to Fraser Coast businesses to support the vaccination rollout by encouraging staff, volunteers and networks to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
“This effort is vital to protect our way of life, continue with the freedoms that we have and to help Queenslanders work towards a pathway out of the pandemic,” a spokesman said. Registrations are encouraged as it speeds up the vaccination process.
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