Prime Minister concerned about WA’s slow vaccination rate
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he’s concerned about Western Australia’s vaccination rate, but understands given the state has had minimal cases of COVID-19.
As it stands, 48.5 per cent of Western Australians have been fully vaccinated, and 66.6 per cent have had their first dose, the lowest percentage in the country.
“The primary reason for it is there’s been so little COVID in WA,” he told Gareth Parker on 6PR Breakfast.
“Where the vaccination rates are highest, like in New South Wales, it’s where they are in lockdown, so people obviously want to get out of lockdown, so there’s a big incentive to get vaccinated.
“The Western Australian situation is quite different to the rest of the country, I acknowledge that, something I acknowledge with the Premier all the time, but the ultimate goal, where I think where we both want to get to is a place where people can get there lives back”.
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