Top job on local jabs

September 12, 2021 BY

Louise Staley, Member for Ripon. Photo: FILE


Dear Editor,

Local vaccine rates currently exceed the state and national average in the Ballarat and Hepburn regions.

In the City of Ballarat, at least 60 per cent of the adult population have had a first dose, and 40 per cent are fully vaccinated. In Hepburn Shire, 65 per cent have had a first dose, and 43 per cent are fully vaccinated.

These high vaccination rates are excellent news because we are on track to reach the National Cabinet’s targets of 70 per cent and 80 per cent to open up.

It also means we are protecting ourselves and our community from the worst impacts of COVID-19.

I am incredibly proud that all eight local government areas in Ripon are currently above the state average for both first and second doses.

We need to keep this momentum going.

Book your appointment as soon as possible and talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

I also want to thank the hundreds of nurses, doctors and admin staff who have been working so hard to deliver vaccines across Ripon. It’s a huge task, and you are doing an incredible job.


Louise Staley

Member for Ripon

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