Eden Monaro rolls up sleeves to get vaccinated

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Vaccination rates in the South East are among the best in the state.

Every Local Government Area in the Eden Monaro has hit at least 70% of single dose vaccines, with the Bega Valley recording 80% and the Eurobodalla reaching 85%.

While 52% of the eligible population in the Eurobodalla, and 53% of those in the Bega Valley, have had a double dose and will be able to take advantage of the easing of restrictions that came into effect yesterday, to allow 5 double vaccinated adults to gather within the same LGA.

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Across the state, 78.8% of New South Wales has received a single dose with 46.5% having a double dose. 

Member for Eden Monaro, Kristy McBain said it was a great reflection on how residents in the South East are doing there bit.

"It is really pleasing to see so many people getting their vaccinations because there are some people in our community who will not be able to be vaccinated because of underlying medical conditions," Ms McBain said.  

"The more of us who are taking up that option obviously keep those in our community that can't have the vaccination safer as well."