Just two northern Tasmanian local government area has recorded a higher vaccination rate than the state average according to the most recently released federal government COVID data.
The West Tamar LGA's 62.5 per cent double-dose vaccination led the region, while areas including Kentish and the Central Highlands failed to register a rate above 50 per cent.
Launceston ranked just behind West Tamar at 61.9 per cent. The single dose vaccination rate for Launceston was 78.4 per cent, and for West Tamar it was 79.9 per cent.
Kentish notched up at rate of 42.8 per cent to be the lowest double-dose vaccination LGA in the state. The LGA also recorded the lowest singe-dose vaccination rate at 63.2 per cent.
The state single-dose rate was 78.1 per cent, while the double-dose rate clocked in at 61.4 per cent.
Northern parts of Tasmania paled in comparison to LGAs in the south. Hobart and Kingborough both recorded single-dose rates in excess of 86 per cent, and double-dose rates of 71.8 per cent and 69.7 per cent respectively.
The Clarence and Tasman LGAs both ranked above any northern areas.
By comparing corresponding data from a month earlier on September 6, it was shown the largest increases in double-dose vaccination rates were recorded is some of the already most vaccinated areas.
Clarence's double-dose rate jumped 18.7 per cent from September 6 to October 4, Kingborough jumped 18.4 per cent in the same time frame, and Hobart rose 17.8 per cent.
The jumps dwarfed those made by areas with rates below the state average.
Circular Head remained stubborn with a 9.9 per cent increase over the month from 42 to 51.9 per cent. Kentish showed no signs of speeding up its rate, exhibiting the smallest increase of 9.4 per cent.
Launceston, had a 12.8 per cent increase, Meander Valley jumped up 12.4 per cent and George Town rose 12 per cent.
The Dorset LGA, which was languishing on September 6, saw its double-dose rate increase by 18.1 per cent.
The rate data was released the day after Launceston recorded the first positive case of COVID-19 in months, and the day it was revealed the positive case had been at a Newnham IGA despite public health orders directing them to quarantine at their home.
It was also revealed on Sunday two postcodes in Launceston, 7250 and 7248, were on warning lists for low vaccination rates. More than 12,000 unvaccinated people were in those areas.
An additional testing clinic was opened at the Launceston Door of Hope church on Tuesday.
Two weeks prior a partnership between the Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Pharmacy Guild was launched in an attempt to see rates in rural and more regional areas increase.
Tasmania as a whole remained on track for 90 per cent of the state population to be double-dose vaccinated by about November 21.
The rate had slowed, however, with the state government's proposed 80 per cent Melbourne Cup Day benchmark appearing to be in jeopardy.
That rate was now tipped to be reached by about November 5, three days after the race date.
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