The vast majority of residents at Haddington Nursing Home and Millrace Hostel, both managed by Tenterfield Care Centre, have now completed their course of COVID vaccinations. They received the Pfizer vaccine on May 13 and June 3.
Director of nursing Frances Overell said 20 per cent of those at Haddington and 15 per cent at Millrace opted out, but still have the opportunity to catch up through their GP.
While some staff were able to be vaccinated at the time with excess doses, the remainder will have access as part of Hunter New England Health's program to vaccinate health staff, ambulance and police officers and hospital staff, coming to Tenterfield on June 17 and 18.
The federal government is responsible for the rollout to residential aged care homes, facilitated by the Primary Health Networth (PHN).
Health teams have been travelling through the district,which spans from the Central Coast to northern NSW, to vaccinate aged care home residents with Pfizer jabs.
The Pfizer jab only needs three weeks between needles, but people must wait 12 weeks for the AstraZeneca, meaning the dosed-up residents are among the first in town to be fully immunised against coronavirus.