Key points from NSW Health : Today NSW will hit the 80% first dose vaccination milestone
Key points from NSW Health on COVID-19 for 15 September 2021
- Today NSW will hit the 80% first dose vaccination milestone. This is an incredible achievement and we are doing very well.
- We are now 47.5% fully vaccinated. Thank you to the community. Please encourage your friends and family and book your vaccination today at nsw.gov.au
- NSW recorded 1,259 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Sadly twelve people have died.
- There are only a few weeks left before we reach our targets, but we still have work to do. To keep your family safe, please make sure you follow the health orders and know the restrictions in your areahttps://www.nsw.gov.au/
- From tonight the curfew will be removed in the Local Government Areas of concern.
- We should all look forward to freedoms at the 70% double dose vaccination rate, but these will not extend to unvaccinated people.
- There has been stabilisation in LGAs of concern, but we need to continue to stick to the public health orders and keep pushing up our vaccination rates.
- There has been sewage detection in Young (Murrumbidgee LHD) and an infectious case has been identified. Please be vigilant for symptoms. We urge anyone with even mild symptoms to come forward for testing.
- COVID-19 represents a significant threat to pregnant women. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to get pregnant it is safe for you to get vaccinated. The vaccines have been tested widely. They do not affect fertility or increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects.
- Unvaccinated people spread the disease much more readily. It’s not just protecting you – getting vaccinated also helps to protect your loved ones and your community.