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Let’s give 80 per cent a shot

Orange Mayor Reg Kidd has urged residents to get on board the COVID19 vaccination train.

On the current data 50 to 59 per cent of the residents in the 2800 postcode have had the first dose and 30 to 39 per cent are fully vaccinated.

“We have made some great progress but we can take this to another level,” Cr Kidd said.

To find the data on vaccination rates across the state go to: Find the facts about COVID-19 | NSW Government

Mayor Kidd said the mapping shows that Orange is vaccinating at a higher rate than many other parts of the state.

“We now have cases in Orange, which should be a very strong motivation for us to drive those rates higher. Premier Gladys Berejiklian has regularly stated that 80 per cent is a key target for a safer and more open state. Let’s get there. ” Cr Kidd said.

To book a vaccination go to: Book a COVID vaccination | Service NSW

“I also urge everyone to follow the guidelines, get tested and stay home,” Cr Kidd said

“I also wish those that have contracted the virus a speedy recovery.”

The Australian Defence Force and the Western NSW Local Health District are hosting vaccine clinics across Central and Western NSW. The clinics will be in Orange from 6 to 10 September.

Cr Kidd said the clinic coming to Orange was good news but don’t wait for it.

“Get the shot now,” Cr Kidd said.

More information can also be found at the Orange City Council website’s COVID19 hub

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