C’mon Cessnock, let’s get vaccinated!
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is calling on all eligible residents to book in and get vaccinated. This message comes following the NSW Government extending the lockdown across NSW to Sunday 28 August.
Mayor Pynsent said it’s concerning data is indicating we’re lagging behind when it comes to vaccinations.
“In Cessnock our double dose vaccination rate is 17% compared to the state average of 28.5%. Thousands of people in the Cessnock Local Government Area, that are eligible, are yet to receive a dose.”
“If you’re eligible, please make a booking. We appreciate there may be wait times but if you have booked an appointment you are a step closer to protecting you and your family. All of us want to return to a life that enables us to be less restricted and the NSW Government has been clear the only way forward is for people to obtain a vaccination. ”
Mayor Pynsent got his second jab of AstraZeneca in July and Council’s General Manager Lotta Jackson is also fully vaccinated.
Mayor Pynsent had a positive experience with it administered locally in Kurri Kurri.
“I understand there is lots of anxiety and information about receiving AstraZeneca. I encourage you to ask questions, talk to your GP and book a vaccination. It’s easy to get caught up in the information frenzy. But remember during a bushfire you listen to the RFS and in a pandemic you listen to the health professionals. Let’s get vaccinated,” Mayor Pynsent said.
Trusted local pharmacies and GPs are now administering the vaccine. To see if you’re eligible and book visit NSW Health’s website.