Maribyrnong, Hobsons Bay vaccination rates plateau


By Molly Magennis

Vaccination rates in Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay plateau as other local government areas (LGA) in Victoria surpass the 90 per cent double dose target.

Hobsons Bay is inching closer towards 90 per cent, with 86.8 per cent of residents double vaccinated.

However this was an increase of only 1.5 per cent from last week, compared to an increase of 2.3 per cent last week and an increase of 3.3 per cent the week before that.

Maribyrnong’s vaccination rate is also slowing, up by only 1.3 per cent from last week.

The LGA only has 81.2 per cent of residents double vaccinated, and is lagging behind surrounding LGAs in the west who are on the cusp of, or have surpassed, the 90 per cent target.

Moonee Valley has reached 86.3 per cent fully vaccinated, with Brimbank also reaching the 86 per cent mark this week.

Wyndham and Melton have both exceeded the 90 percent double dosed target, with Melton having 93.9 percent of residents fully inoculated, and Wyndham over 95 per cent.

In an effort to boost rates, Braybrook Community Hub will host a First Nations vaccination clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and over in a partnership with Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and Brimbank City Council.

The clinic will run over two days: Thursday November 25 from 11am – 3pm and Thursday December 16 from 9am – noon, with lunch to be provided on December 16.

No appointments are required. Brimbank and Maribyrnong First Nation Council staff will be onsite throughout the pop-up sessions. If people are attending for their first dose vaccination, they will be booked in for their second dose on December 16.