Uralla is the first local government area in the Northern Tablelands to reach the 100 per cent vaccinated milestone.
With the local GP and nurse sacrificing their weekends to get the community protected, they have administered thousands of jabs and gone above and beyond, to serve their community.
And that's part of the reason people traveled from as far as Tenterfield to get protected from the pandemic.
It's an impressive feat according to local MP, Adam Marshall. "I thank GPs like the amazing Dr Ricardo Alkhouri who with one of his nurse practitioners have administered thousands of jabs. "The overwhelming number of Northern Tablelands residents who have rolled up their sleeves in an effort to do their part to protect themselves, their families and the community to get themselves out of lockdown and back to business has been overwhelming and outstanding."
Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant said vaccination numbers were "inching incredibly slowly upward" toward the 95 per cent target for NSW after first doses for adults ticked up to 94.8 per cent and 93.2 for fully vaccinated. But there are still three local governments areas in the region yet to hit the 90 per cent milestone for double doses, with 88.5 per cent of eligible residents in Tenterfield, 89.4 per cent in Armidale and 87.7 in Moree fully vaccinated.
The Glen Innes LGA is 94.2 per cent double vaxxed while Inverell is at 93.3 per cent.
But the youth vaccination rate for those between 12 and 15 could be rising faster, Dr Chant said, with this age group the lowest among those eligible at 79.6 per cent fully vaccinated and 84.7 per cent having received one jab.
"I think there's a little bit of room for improvement here," said Dr Chant. "I would urge all parents ... to make those appointments and get your children vaccinated."
Testing numbers across the Hunter New England have also lessened, data shows. There have been 113,651 tests conducted across the district in the four weeks up until 8pm on December 13. In our region, for the same time, there were 534 swabs done in Tenterfield, 2692 in Armidale, 2832 in Moree, 1942 in Inverell and 578 in Glen Innes LGAs.
In the latest figures at the time of print there were two active cases in Tenterfield, 66 in Moree, 14 in Inverell and eight in Armidale.
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