'Give us time to catch up': Hunter's low COVID-19 vaccination rates spark call to ban Sydney people after 70% target

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
September 21 2021 - 8:30am

Parts of the Hunter could have only half of adults fully vaccinated by the time NSW starts opening up, and the region's indigenous population is even more vulnerable.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.