We are only as good as the vaccination levels in our vulnerable communities

By Cassandra Goldie
Updated November 17 2021 - 8:18pm, first published 6:25pm
A member of the public is greeted and given information at the entrance to the South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre in July. Picture: Getty Images

If ever we needed evidence of Australian inequality, consider this: people living in the lowest socioeconomic group compared with the highest have experienced almost four times as many COVID-19 deaths. And people born overseas in non-English-speaking countries have also had a much higher age-standardised mortality rate than Australian-born individuals.