Illawarra Newsroom

Vax the Illawarra says Wollongong lagging in both jab categories

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Almost 78% of Illawarra residents have now had at least one COVID vaccine jab while 51.4% are fully-vaxed but Wollongong is off the pace in the race for the 80% target.

Kiama continues to lead the double-dosed list at 60.8% while it boasts an 85% first dose record.

Shellharbour's sitting at 79.3% first dose and 56.1% two-dose while Vax the Illawarra said Wollongong needs to 'lift its game' with the local government area now last in both jab categories in the Illawarra.

76.4% of Wollongong residents have rolled up their sleeves once while 50.7% are fully-vaxed.

Vax the Illawarra said at current vaccination rates the region could hit the 'magic' 80% mark in the second week of November.

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