NEARLY 84 per cent of Kingston residents aged 15 and over have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
As of 4 October, 55.3 per cent of Kingston residents aged 15 and over are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
There are currently 108 active cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston municipality.
Last week the state government announced that all authorised workers will require a first COVID-19 vaccine dose by 15 October or they cannot work onsite. Authorised workers must be fully vaccinated by 26 November. Workers in construction, freight, healthcare, aged care, and education must follow previously given Chief Health Officer directions on vaccination.
Premier Daniel Andrews said people need to get the jab “so we can continue on our pathway to opening.”
“All of our health workers are working their guts out to be there for us and they need us all to do our bit and get vaccinated,” Mr Andrews said. Health minister Martin Foley said “if you’ve been putting it off or waiting to get vaccinated, don’t wait any longer. The best vaccine is the vaccine you can get today and we all need to do our bit to protect the community and get back to the things we love.”
Vaccine appointments can be booked by calling the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.