Lithgow is tracking well with vaccinations as the state nears an 80 per cent double vaccination rate, falling just behind the state's uptake.
Current figures place the Lithgow local government area at 88% first dose vaccination and 72.5% second dose vaccination. This is promising, but Lithgow Council has noted the rate is slowing and is urging residents to book their first or second doses as soon as they can.
"In a post-lockdown environment, our greatest protection from the threat of COVID-19 is good personal hygiene and vaccination", Lithgow Mayor, Councillor Ray Thompson said. "I feel strongly for the businesses, sporting teams, community groups and families that have suffered during the lockdown.
"I ask all residents, community groups and business owners to encourage your family, friends, colleagues and employees to get vaccinated.
"I am pleased that Council itself has introduced incentives for vaccination to encourage all its employees to get the jab, and if possible, I hope that others do the same. For some, a little encouragement and support is all it takes. We must all band together and do what is right to support and protect each other."
Lithgow City Council said it continues to work closely with NSW Health to ready the city for a return to normal as soon as possible and stressed that vaccination is critical to this outcome.
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