Ku-ring-gai Constituents Lead in Vaccination Rates
Mr ALISTER HENSKENS (Ku-ring-gai—Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services)—I would like to recognise the outstanding efforts of the constituents of Ku-ring-gai in coming forward to get their COVID 19 vaccinations with our community having one of highest vaccination rates in the state. Recent data shows over 95 percent of residents in the Local Government Areas of Hornsby and Ku-ring-gai, parts of which make up my electorate, have had the first dose of their vaccine and over 84.4 percent in Ku-ring-gai LGA and 81.6 percent in Hornsby LGA have now had their second dose. These vaccination rates are also amongst the highest in the world. It is a testament to the community spirit in my electorate that constituents are coming forward to have a needle in their arm not only to benefit their own health but to keep their community safe. This effort has contributed to easing of restrictions that we are now enjoying where we can catch up with family and friends, go out for a meal, head off to the beach or to play sport and before too long we will be able to travel to regional areas for a holiday. I am very grateful to my constituents for their contribution.