September 27, 2022

Vaccine rate for people with disability at about 50% in some regional areas, leaked data reveals

Exclusive: double-dose and booster rates among NDIS participants are much lower than average in regional...

Exclusive: double-dose and booster rates among NDIS participants are much lower than average in regional Queensland and WA

Double-dose vaccination rates among people with disability may be as low as 50% in some regional and remote local government areas, according to leaked federal Department of Health data.

It comes as new figures, which have not been released publicly but have been obtained by Guardian Australia, reveal 20% of the approximately 25,000 people living in disability group homes have received a booster shot of Covid-19 vaccine.

Mount Isa, Queensland, 55% double-dosed, NDIS population: 129

Karratha, WA, 55.2%, NDIS population: 116

Kalgoorlie, WA, 57.2%, NDIS population: 166

Northam, WA, 58.7%, NDIS population: 104

Gympie, Queensland, 59.3%, NDIS population: 725

Port Hedland, WA, 34.6%, DSP population: 237

Karratha, WA, 40.5%, DSP population: 195

Carnarvon, WA, 45.7%, DSP population: 173

Barkly, NT, 45.2%%, DSP population: 188

Derby-West Kimberley, WA, 45.5%, DSP population: 121

Kalgoorlie/Boulder, WA, 45.6%, DSP population: 518

Broome, WA, 48%, DSP population: 467

Wyndham-East Kimberley, WA, 51.3%, DSP population: 160

Mount Isa, Queensland, 51.6%, DSP population: 347

Waroona, WA, 53.8%, DSP population: 119

Denmark, WA, 54.5%, DSP population: 200

Northam, WA, 54.6%, DSP population: 388

Cook, Queensland, 55%, DSP population: 131

York, WA, 55.4%, DSP population: 121

Gingin, WA, 55.6%, DSP population: 126

Tablelands, Queensland, 55.7%, DSP population: 870

Mareeba, Queensland, 56%, DSP population: 702

Goyder, South Australia, 57.5%, DSP population: 219

MacDonnell, NT, 58%, DSP population: 169

Port Lincoln, SA, 58.2%, DSP population: 567

Esperance, WA, 58.2%, DSP population: 328

Byron, NSW, 58.3% double-dosed, DSP population: 1,264

Perth, WA, 58.9%, DSP population: 545

South Burnett, Queensland, 59.7%, DSP population: 2,262

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