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Vaccination milestone for the Highlands

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The Wingecarribee Shire has reached a big milestone, with 95 per cent of the eligible population now fully vaccinated.

The Shoalhaven and Kiama local government areas have also reached 95 per cent.

But....Chairman of the Southern Highlands Division of General Practice Dr Vince Roche said we won't know if the figures exceed that.

"The Government only publishes figures 95 or better,

"I think we will do better than that, but we're not going to get told,''Dr Roche said.

Health authorities are now focusing on getting jabs for 12 to 16 year olds.

5 to 12 year olds will likely start being vaccinated some time in January or February of next year.

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