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 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

Gympie, Queensland, 59.3%, NDIS population: 725

Kalgoorlie, WA, 57.2%, NDIS population: 166

Karratha, WA, 55.2%, NDIS population: 116

Northam, WA, 58.7%, NDIS population: 104

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

Cook, Queensland, 55%, DSP population: 131

Mareeba, Queensland, 56%, DSP population: 702

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

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

Tablelands, Queensland, 55.7%, DSP population: 870

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

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

Barkly, Northern Territory, 45.2%%, DSP population: 188

MacDonnell, NT, 58%, DSP population: 169

Broome, WA, 48%, DSP population: 467

Carnarvon, WA, 45.7%, DSP population: 173

Denmark, WA, 54.5%, DSP population: 200

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

Esperance, WA, 58.2%, DSP population: 328

Gingin, WA, 55.6%, DSP population: 126

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

Karratha, WA, 40.5%, DSP population: 195

Northam, WA, 54.6%, DSP population: 388

Perth, WA, 58.9%, DSP population: 545

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

Waroona, WA, 53.8%, DSP population: 119

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

York, WA, 55.4%, DSP population: 121

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from Coronavirus | The Guardian
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