MID North Coast and North Coast residents have taken on the vaccination challenge with 92.6 per cent of residents aged over 16 fully vaccinated.
The double dose vaccination rate remains above the national average of 88.1 per cent.
Healthy North Coast chief executive Julie Sturgess said vaccination will be the best mechanism to control the spread of COVID as the region heads into the holiday season.
"With school holidays upon us and visitor numbers increasing week by week, the North Coast community has continued to follow through on the incredible first dose rates we saw last month. 92.6 per cent of residents aged 16 and over have now received their second dose," Ms Sturgess said.
"The North Coast is ahead of the national rate of 88.1 per cent and on par with the state rate of 92.8 per cent. Individually, nearly all our local government areas are fast approaching or have exceeded a 95 per cent double dose rate.
"This is a terrific effort and a real testament to the North Coast community spirit. My heartfelt thanks to all the staff working in general practice, pharmacy, Aboriginal medical services and other primary care providers who went above and beyond to ensure our community was protected from the worst of COVID-19."
Ms Sturgess said this is the last week that Healthy North Coast will be releasing vaccination numbers.
"It has been fantastic to see the numbers come through week by week and to share the good news with the North Coast community. After reaching the 95 per cent threshold, though, detailed vaccination statistics are not available for the final five per cent, so we will wrap up our reporting on these rates this week." Ms Sturgess said.
"I still encourage parents and carers to consider vaccination of our younger residents in the 12 to 15-year age group and also to follow the standard health advice to minimise the risk of transmission.
"It's fantastic to end on such a high. Well done, North Coast."
Anyone yet to be vaccinated can find a clinic or book through the Vaccine Clinic Finder.
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