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Upper Hunter regions reach vaccination targets


The Upper Hunter electorate has reached a vaccination milestone with the entire electorate above the 80 percent threshold. 

NSW Health Data revealed as of October 31st, the Upper Hunter Shire achieved a 93.4 percent double dose rate with Singleton behind at 88.9 and Muswellbrook at 84.4. 

Singleton and the Upper Hunter Shire are both sitting over 95 percent for their first jab while Muswellbrook is marginally behind at 94.4. 

Reaching the state-wide target of 80 percent falls in line with the New South Wales Government's plans to reopen regional boarders this week. 

As of Monday, travelling between Greater Sydney and the Hunter is now permissible. 

Upper Hunter MP Dave Layzell said it was a great effort by all and its a great excuse for families to get together again. 

To strengthen the vaccination rates in the Muswellbrook local government area, another Pfizer vaccination clinic will open on Friday, November 5. 

It will be held at the Muswellbrook Indoor Sports Centre on Rutherford Road from 1pm until 6pm. 

A breakdown of the Upper Hunter's vaccination rates:

Dungog: >95% 1st dose, 89.7% 2nd Dose

Liverpool Plains: 92.2% 1st dose, 81.4% 2nd Dose

Maitland: >95% 1st dose, 90.7% 2nd Dose

Mid-Coast: >95% 1st dose, 85.8% 2nd Dose (includes Gloucester and Stroud)

Muswellbrook: 94.4% 1st dose, 84.4% 2nd Dose

Singleton: >95% 1st dose, 88.9% 2nd Dose

Upper Hunter: - >95% 1st dose, 93.4% 2nd Dose

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