Residents in the Dubbo Electorate are being urged to get vaccinated to ensure they’re not left behind when NSW unlocks newfound freedoms after we pass the 70 per cent double vaccination target.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders is today reminding residents that stay-at-home orders will only be lifted for fully vaccinated people under the NSW Government’s COVID roadmap to recovery.
“I know we were hoping to be out of lockdown by now, but I want to assure everyone in the Dubbo electorate that there is light at the end of the tunnel,” Mr Saunders said.
“Under our roadmap out of lockdown, only fully vaccinated people will be able to enjoy things like catching up with mates at the pub, and having the family over for dinner. Vaccination is our only pathway out of lockdown, so we can reunite with our loved ones and experience life beyond the confines of our homes.”
Already in the Dubbo Regional Council local government area (LGA), more than 91 percent of eligible adults have had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 64 percent are fully vaccinated.
In the Mid-Western Regional Council LGA, more than 89 percent of eligible adults have had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 61 percent are fully vaccinated.
And in the Narromine region, more than 92 percent of eligible adults have had their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and more than 61 percent are fully vaccinated.
“The small minority of people who are still unvaccinated, or have only had one jab, come 11 October, will have to continue to abide by stay-at-home orders, so it’s really important to use this time to make a booking and get vaccinated,” Mr Saunders said.
Mr Saunders also urged the community to remain vigilant to the ongoing frisk posed by the highly contagious Delta strain.
“We’re not out of the woods yet,” he said.
“We need to continue to physically distance, frequently wash our hands and get tested, and stay at home if you have any symptoms.”