Macarthur vaccination rate reaches another 'spectacular' milestone

Macarthur residents are being praised for coming out in droves to get their COVID-19 vaccination.

Locals in the Camden Local Government Area (LGA), in particular, have reached an impressive vaccine milestone with more than 95 per cent of the region's eligible population having received their first jab.

More than 90 per cent of eligible residents in the Campbelltown LGA have also received their first dose.

Macarthur MP Dr Mike Freelander took to Facebook to commend the "sensational effort by the Macarthur community".

"Latest figures on the vaccine rollout have just been published, and once again our community is leading the state," he said.

"These really are sensational numbers, and should give us all cause to hope for brighter days ahead.

"From the bottom of my heart, thank you Macarthur.

"I am incredibly proud of our community."

Camden is ranked among the top five Greater Sydney LGAs when it comes to vaccine uptake in recent months.

It falls just behind The Hills District, but is now in front of the Blacktown and Ku-ring-gai local government areas.

In Camden more than 58 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated with more than 55 per cent of eligible residents in Campbelltown having had two doses.

The NSW Health website states that nearly 77 per cent of Wollondilly's eligible residents have received their first jab, with nearly 44 per cent being fully vaccinated.

The 2570 postcode region, which crosses both Wollondilly and Camden LGAs, and the neighbouring 2557 postcode region are leading the way with vaccine rates in the area with more than 90 per cent of its residents having received their first dose of the vaccine.

NSW Health's vaccination blitz is still under way in south-west Sydney.

People are being urged to make a booking at the South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre at Macquarie Fields, Liverpool Vaccination Clinic, Prairiewood Vaccination Clinic and the Bankstown PCYC Vaccination Clinic.

  • Priority COVID-19 vaccination bookings for 16- to 39-year-olds can be made HERE
  • To find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination clinic HERE or contact your GP or pharmacist.
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