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11 Oct 2021
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Covid case numbers skyrocket with low vaccination rate
Wharf use delayed for ribbon-cutting photo, says Tesch
Vacancies at arboretum's bee hotel
Xenos, the 'ignitable liquid detection canine', helps out
Residents' association is incorporated
Vaccine numbers revised down, no jabs for a week?
Aboriginal health service holds first Umina vaccinations
Historic ferry soon to return to service
Seal colony visits Brisbane Water
Rotary club collects men's and women's products
Tree group encourages verge planting in 'fish streets'
Council tree planting used as shade tree example
Asset protection zone mapped
Outdated phones and laptops wanted
Holiday program held online
Talking like a pirate
Historical sites sought for plaques program
Seed library starts at community garden
Activity bags made for Coast Shelter in record time
'Full house' online at Ettalong Toastmasters
Berejiklian departure is 'loss of talent', says Tesch
Umina and Woy Woy markets to return in December
September rainfall total down by a quarter
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Pearl Beach group claims planning provisions 'ignored'
New proposal for five units in South St
Six two-storey units proposed for Booker Bay
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Thanks for the vaccination calculations
Glasgow conference is important to the Peninsula
Highrise foreshore development has me worried
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Aged care visitors must be fully-vaccinated
Hospital seeks nursing graduates
Aged care home promotes its French chef
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Craft centre awaits further easing of restrictions
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Students become pen pals of nursing home residents
Year 12 students may access school from next week
Revised access plan for Ettalong school
Kindergarten information
Making recycled paper
Kindergarten enrolments at Woy Woy South
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Bowls resumes at Umina Beach
Tribute paid to club patron and 'legend'
Shipping container sought while clubhouse is rebuilt
Netball association announces annual meeting date

Covid case numbers skyrocket with low vaccination rate

Coronavirus restrictions are relaxed from today as the State's fully-vaccinated rate exceeds 71.5 per cent.

However, vaccination rates on the Peninsula sit at about 60 per cent, with weekly injection numbers dropping and case numbers skyrocketing, according to figures from the NSW Government Covid data and statistics website.

Total case numbers have gone from 19 in mid-August to 131 last Thursday, October 7.

One fifth of all Central Coast cases last week were in the Peninsula postcodes of 2256 and 2257.

In the three weeks since September 20, the Peninsula has recorded 87 cases, with 62 "active" on October 7.

Woolworths Umina was listed as an exposure site last week for a total of 24 hours over three days, September 30 to October 2.

NSW Health last week revised downward the vaccination rates on the Peninsula.

Analysis of the new figures gives a single dose rate of 85 per cent in 2256 and 90 per cent in 2257, with a full-dose rate of 60 per cent in both postcodes.

The full-dose rate for over-50s is around 70 per cent in both postcodes.

For under-50s, the full dose rate in 2257 is 58 per cent, but only 48 per cent in 2256.

The figures also show the numbers of injections across the Peninsula has dropped from around 4250 a week over the last two months to zero for several days last week.

The figures do not provide any room for any other interpretation - calling into question the accuracy of the Government website data.

A first dose rate of 99 per cent for over-50s in the 2256 postcode area also seems unlikely.

The Government website gives no explanation of how vaccination rates can be revised downwards when the "eligible population" numbers remain the same.

Nor does it explain why no vaccinations were recorded for several days last week.

However, the website does state: "Percentage of the population vaccinated by residential address by postcode is sourced from the NSW Ministry of Health.

"Vaccine data is sourced from the Australian Immunisation Register - Services Australia."




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