New South Wales and Victoria are preparing to open up, but residents living in areas with low vaccination rates have been warned they may be at risk.
New figures have revealed the suburbs with the lowest vaccinations, and in both Sydney and Melbourne, some of the trendiest suburbs in the cities have the worst jabras.
Slow vaccination rates are also evident in Melbourne’s south – east and north suburbs with less than 40 per cent of residents double – working in multiple postcodes.
In Sydney, the suburbs of western and inner cities are lagging behind in vaccination rates, and in some areas with less than half of eligible residents having both stings.
Western and inner suburbs of Sydney are lagging behind in vaccination rates, with less than half of their residents in some cases being double-edged (the image, visual representation of the suburbs with the lower vaccination rates colored in light blue)
The suburbs of North Melbourne, Southbank and Carlton all have double-dose levels of less than 30 per cent
In downtown Chippendale (pictured) less than 60 percent of adults on their first dose and less than 40 percent on their second
Silverwater has the slowest uptake of vaccinations with less than 50 percent of residents receiving one plug and less than 30 percent of residents with two plugs.
Chippendale follows closely with less than 60 percent of adults on their first dose and less than 40 percent on their second.
Many neighboring suburbs, including Redfern, Surry Hills, Ultimo and Waterloo, have full vaccination rates of less than 60 percent.
The low numbers are overshadowed by the eastern suburbs, where single-dose rates are just under 90 percent and double-dose are nearly 70 percent.
Coogee, Maroubra and Randwick are among the suburbs with higher intakes.
Vaccination uptake is rising drastically in the northern suburbs by more than 90 percent of residents on their first dose and less than 80 percent on their second.
Vaucluse, Mosman and Rose Bay are among the suburbs that lie in front of the herd.
Professor Julie Leask of the University of Sydney said suburbs with lower vaccination rates would be more vulnerable once the state began to reopen.
‘If the 30 percent of people in NSW who are not fully vaccinated were evenly distributed across NSW, each of these people would be more subject to the immunity of those around them,’ she said.
‘Unfortunately, there are clusters in certain communities that make them more vulnerable.’
NSW currently sits at 90.14 percent first dose after the state smashed the 90 percent milestone Saturday.
Slow vaccination rates have been recorded elsewhere in the country and include much of inner city Melbourne (Carlton pictured)
Vaccination uptake is rising dramatically in the northern suburbs with more than 90 percent of residents on their first dose and less than 80 percent on their second (pictured, beachgoers at Mona Vale)
How are the Melbourne suburbs?
Slow vaccination rates have been recorded elsewhere in the country and cover large parts of inner city Melbourne.
The suburbs of North Melbourne, Southbank and Carlton all have double-dose levels of less than 30 per cent.
The city’s southeast and northern suburbs are also slow in admission with less than 40 percent of residents double-jabbing.
Dandenong South, Bangholme, Dandenong, Dandenong North and Clayton are the southeastern suburbs with low vaccination rates.
Broadmeadows, Dallas, Jacana, Oaklands Junction, Yuroke and Bulla are some of the northern suburbs with poor uptake.
Vaccine uptake is rising dramatically in the inner and northeast suburbs with nearly 70 percent of residents fully vaccinated.
Melbourne’s south-eastern and northern suburbs are among the slowest areas of vaccine uptake with less than 40 percent of residents double-stitched
NSW currently sits at 90.14 percent first dose after the state smashed the 90 percent milestone Saturday
Port Melbourne, Kew, Balwyne, Deepdene, Viewbank, Rosanna, Heidelberg and Eaglemont are among the suburbs with higher intakes.
Regional Victoria has some of the highest vaccination rates. Trentham and Charlton have more than 70 percent of residents double-plugged.
Kullawil, in northwestern Victoria, has more than 80 per cent.
Covid-19 commander Jeroen Weimar has provided the latest vaccination tracking to the state government with the figures revealing that the state will hit its 70 and 80 percent vaccination milestones early.
Victoria was expected to hit 70 percent double-jab speed before October 26th. It is now expected to reach the milestone on October 23rd.
The 80 percent milestone was expected to be met on November 5th. The date has been reduced by two days to November 3rd.