Blayney hits 80 per cent first dose vaccinated

THANK YOU: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has thanked residents from across
the region for doing the right thing and turning out to get vaccinated.
THANK YOU: Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has thanked residents from across the region for doing the right thing and turning out to get vaccinated.

RESIDENTS across the Bathurst Electorate are rolling their sleeves and getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

As the number of people getting the jab continues to increase, Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has not only thanked them for doing the right thing, but has again issued a plea for everyone to who hasn't been vaccinated to come forward.

Mr Toole has released the latest vaccination figures for our local government areas (LGA) including Bathurst, Lithgow, Oberon, Blayney and Mid-Western, as at September 12.

"The figures show that 81.5 per cent of residents from the Mid-Western LGA (which includes Kandos and Rylstone) have had their first dose and 34.2 per cent their second shot," he said.

"For Blayney 80.1 per cent of residents have had their first vaccination while 41.3 per cent are fully vaccinated."

Mr Toole said the figures show that Bathurst is also doing well with 77.9 per cent having their first shot and 39.8 per cent now have had both shots and are fully vaccinated."

"Oberon residents are also answering the call to get vaccinated with 78 per cent of residents having their initial jab and 43 per cent their second.

"At Lithgow the vaccination rate is also moving along with 71.9 per cent of residents having had their first jab while 37.6 per cent of that population are fully vaccinated."