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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Outdated phones and laptops wanted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

Vaccine numbers revised down, no jabs for a week?

NSW Health revised down the numbers of vaccinations that have occurred in the 2256 and 2257 postcode areas last week.

The same figures also suggest no vaccinations were given last week in the 2257 postcode area.

Figures published on the NSW Government Covid data and statistics website on September 30 showed a first-dose rate of more than 90 per cent in the 2257 postcode area.

This was revised back to 80-89 per cent on October 4.

The second dose rate for the 2256 postcode area was shown as 60-69 per cent on September 30, which was revised down to 50-59 per cent on October 4.

The published figures also suggest that no vaccinations were given for 2257 postcode residents in the week from September 30 to October 7, and none in the 2256 postcode between October 4 and October 7.

A reconciliation of vaccinations by age group with the total numbers given shows more vaccinations cannot have been administered during these periods.

The total number of vaccinations reported for 2257 remained between 38,000 and 39,000 between September 30 and October 7.

During the same period, the number of vaccinations to under-50s remained as between 13,000 and 14,000, and between 23,000 and 24,000 for over-50s.

The only way these numbers add up is if the upper figures for age group vaccinations is used to achieve the lower number of the total vaccinations given.

With exactly 14,000 under-50s vaccinations and 24,000 over-50s vaccinations, the total vaccinations given in 2257 would be 38,000.

Being at their limit, no extra vaccinations could have been given without the age group vaccination ranges changing.

Similarly, the figures in the 2256 postcode area were at their limits on both October 4 and 7.

The upper limit of the 6000-7000 under-50s vaccinations and of the 12,000 to 13,000 over-50s to add up to 20,000 - the lower limit of the 20,000 to 21,000 range.

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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