Almost three-quarters of the eligible children spread across 30 Central Australian and Barkly Aboriginal communities have not received the two doses of vaccine needed to protect them from the deadly coronavirus, according to official government data.
Figures updated this week and seen by The Australian reveal that in places such as Aputula, Yuelamu and Willowra, just one child has received their first vaccine dose, and none received their second. Vaccination is offered to children aged 12–15 years.
The Territory’s covid death toll is 0. The risk to children is virtually 0. These are the facts.