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Pilbara double dose vaccine rate edges up to 60 per cent

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Double dose rates are increasing in the Pilbara.
Camera IconDouble dose rates are increasing in the Pilbara. Credit: Melinda Brown/Supplied

Vaccination rates in the Pilbara continue to steadily climb, with the double dose rate edging to 60 per cent.

The region still remains the least vaccinated in Australia, with just 57.9 per cent of West Pilbara residents aged 16 and older double-dosed as of February 7, while 60.3 per cent had received two jabs in the East Pilbara.

The Pilbara had a brush with COVID-19 after Auski Roadhouse, about 90km from the Karijini National Park, was added to the exposure sites list on February 5 with visitors to the venue on January 28 between 3pm and 4.15pm encouraged to monitor for symptoms.

It comes as fears over the virus and the risks it posed caused the Karijini Experience, scheduled to be held from April 13 to 17, to be cancelled by the Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation on February 3.

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