Wednesday, 25 August 2021

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes is applauding the ongoing efforts of Pittwater residents as local vaccinations continue to soar.

So far, approximately 70% of eligible Pittwater residents have received their first dose, and around 40% have received both doses.

“Vaccination is our pathway out of the pandemic,” Rob Stokes said today.

“It means reunions with family and friends, the revival of livelihoods, and enjoyments like holiday travel and local sport.

“It’s so encouraging to see local vaccination rates absolutely skyrocketing. Special shout-out to the Avalon, Newport, Bayview and Church Point communities who are leading the charge.”

Vaccine supply will continue to increase in coming weeks with additional Pfizer availability and the arrival of Moderna joining the strong local take-up of AstraZeneca. This will coincide with more age groups becoming eligible.

All vaccines offer strong protection against hospitalisation and death, and the NSW Health advice is to speak with your doctor and access whichever vaccine is available to you as soon as possible.

“Every shot in an arm gets us closer to post-pandemic life – let’s keep this up and get this done!

“Thank you to the fantastic health workers at our local hospitals, GP clinics and pharmacies who are administering thousands of vaccine doses to Pittwater residents,” Rob Stokes said.