State hits 90% vaccination as govt to discuss vaccine for 5-11 year olds, our mayors ask premier questions

Susanna Freymark

NSW is expected to hit a vaccination target of 90% double dose today.
More freedoms for the fully vaccinated are expected from Monday as Premier Dominic Perrottet brought forward the reopening schedule for the state.

Privileges for the unvaccinated have been delayed though.

The government’s discussion now includes rolling out vaccinations for children aged 5-11 years.
Almost 80% of children aged 12-15 years have received at least one vaccine dose.
On November 3, 13 regional mayors including Kyogle mayor Danielle Mulholland and Richmond Valley mayor Robert Mustow met with the premier on a Zoom conference.
Ms Mulholland said she raised the issue of visitors to the region.
“We all recognise that the restrictions have been hard on small business, but my concern was that if we have a wave of Sydney people heading to our region over the Christmas and New Year period, how will our residents be protected?” Ms Mulholland asked the premier.
“Particularly our older or more vulnerable residents?”

If we have a large outbreak of covid, we don’t have the medical resources to cope with it.

The question of Queensland and NSW border communities and the restrictions around the Queensland border was raised.
“The Premier is getting back to me on a few of these issues which I greatly appreciate,” Ms Mulholland said.

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