COVID is still with us and will be for some time but with the increased takeup of vaccination among eligible population, the transmission rate will begin to slow down.
Matt Sharp, CEO at GV Health reported on Monday that 138 people have been infected that came from 75 households in Greater Shepparton.
The majority of those affected are in the range 10 to 39 years of age. The dominant cause of transmission is when people move between households so the advice is, to follow the Department of Health and Human Services advisory and unless you comply with the permitted reasons, do not visit other households.
Last Friday saw the launch of a new GV Health program called ‘Get the Jab Done’. Last week also saw over 9000 vaccinations administered, a record for the region. The current figures for people getting their first jab now stands at over 90 percent suggesting only a small number still to get vaccinated.
Victoria is beginning to allow major events with crowds of up to 10,000 people. The people attending these events will be required to show their vaccination records updated from the MyGov website onto the Victorian. Stiff penalties will apply to people attending these events without having a vaccination record.
Shepparton is to be congratulated since it now has 94.3 percent of the eligible population vaccinated with one dose and 63.9 percent with two doses and has the second highest vaccination rate of any region in Victoria.