I'm delighted to announce that Werriwa has now vaccinated over 80 per cent of eligible residents. Although the rollout was slow because of the lack of vaccine availability, Werriwa has done a fantastic job overcoming all these barriers. I'd like to thank each and every one of my constituents for keeping our community safe. Getting out and getting vaccinated en masse is a unique and massive undertaking. For my community to come forward together shows that we will always do our part in the defence of our loved ones and the health of our community and beyond. Many people in my community have succumbed to COVID-19, and more still are battling the long-lasting effects. However, it has been my community's priority to follow the public health orders and get vaccinated as soon as they could, to keep everyone safe.
I'd like to acknowledge all the healthcare workers who have worked tirelessly to do the vaccinations and test for COVID. I want to give a special shout-out to all schools in Werriwa who welcomed their students back today, and a special thanks to all the principals and teachers who supported their students through home learning and helped families in need with hampers and other supports during the extended lockdown. I also give a big shout-out to year 12 as you prepare for your final HSC exams. I really do wish you all the best for the future. I am sure you will do yourselves and your families proud.