With COVID numbers hitting a record for the latest wave in Greater Sydney of 172 cases on Tuesday and a record 60 of those in the community while infectious Singleton's community leaders are keen to see as many people who live and work locally vaccinated.
This particularly so for the over 60s were only around 15 per cent are fully vaccinated although more than half have had one jab.
Singleton Councillor Sarah Lukeman said people need to act as quickly as possible to ensure they are vaccinated.
"This Delta variant is impacting younger people and its is highly transmittable and we only have to look what happened in Orange to realise it could happen in Singleton," she said.
"We are located on a national highway we have large numbers of workers coming in and out of our district everyday so we are at risk of someone bringing it in therefore our best chance of limiting its impact is through vaccination, masks and social distancing."
She was double vaccinated with Pfizer and her husband has had his first Astra Zeneca. '"My eldest daughter is double vaccinated with Pfizer as she is working on the new COVID variants in the laboratory as part of her Honours project at Sydney Uni. My parents have both had AZ - brought their second dose forward two weeks as they are in Sydney," she said.
"I know there is hesitancy out in the community and some people are anti-vaxxers but look at the United States and nearly all the people contracting the Delta strain are unvaccinated."
Cr Lukeman also spoke about the impacts of those who have had COVID and are now experiencing the debilitating affects of long-covid.
Councillor Val Scott had her second Astra Zeneca shot on Saturday and like Cr Lukeman is encouraging everyone to join her in being fully vaccinated.
"Decisions around medical treatment are personal for everyone, but I encourage people to at least have the conversation with your doctor or trusted family member about what is right for you," said Mayor Sue Moore.
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