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Covid booster vaccine uptake lags in western Sydney, where only 62.1% have had at least three jabs

Experts blame government for taking attention and resources from vaccination programs as infections and hospitalisations surge

Covid vaccine booster uptake in western Sydney is lagging behind the rest of the city, with nearly 40% of residents in some areas yet to get a third jab.

Data published by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care showed that 62.1% of residents in greater western Sydney have received at least three doses of the Covid vaccine, compared with 75.5% for the rest of Sydney.

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