Vaccine rate slowly rising

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Tara Murray

More than 86 per cent of Brimbank residents aged 15 and older are fully vaccinated according to new data.

The federal government data released on Monday, showed that 86.6 per cent of Brimbank residents older than 15 were fully vaccinated.

That is up 2.2 per cent on the previous week. It was the seventh highest increase in Victoria in that period.

The first dose percentage also increased by 0.3 per cent to 92 per cent on the previous week. That was the second highest of increases for municipalities with a percentage below 95 per cent.

On top of the state hub at Sunshine Hospital that has been running throughout, pop-up clinics continue to run in St Albans, Sunshine, Deer Park and Keilor.

The Deer Park hub will be at the Deer Park Hall every Thursday until December 16 between 9am and 4pm.

A pop-up vaccination hub will run at the Old Shire Hall in Keilor on Tuesdays, until December 14 between 9am and 4pm.

In St Albans, a vaccination hub at the Tin Shed will run daily between 10am and 4pm until November 28, while vaccinations will be available at the Senior Citizens Centre on Fridays until December 17.

In Sunshine, there will be vaccines available at the Visy Cares Hub on Wednesdays between 9am and 4pm until December 15. They will be offering first and second doses of Pfizer and second doses of Astrazenca.

All of the hubs are accepting walk-ins.