Jab well done: Hunter on track to beat NSW COVID-19 vaccination rate

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 12 2021 - 8:20pm, first published 6:54am
SHOT IN THE ARM: Ethan Ainsworth, 12, is one of many Hunter residents who received the COVID-19 jab in the past week. Picture: Marina Neil

The Hunter is on track to have vaccination rates higher than the NSW average, even though parts of the region lagged well behind when the state started opening up on Monday.

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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.