63% of Hunter population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
October 19 2021 - 6:00pm
ON THE JAB: People line up for vaccinations in Hamilton. Picture: Simone De Peak

An estimated 63 per cent of the entire Hunter population is vaccinated as chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant calls on more teenagers to roll up their sleeves.

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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.

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