The Border is answering the call to get vaccinated and it should be cause to soon end state closures, Wodonga's mayor says.
Ahead of six reasons for cross-border travel coming into effect at midnight, the Commonwealth government released new data.
It puts the Hume region fourth in Victoria for first doses, with 49.9 per cent of people aged 15 and over having received one jab.
On the NSW side, Murray is equal 9th with the Central Coast, having 45 per cent of its population covered by one dose.
While only 16.7 per cent of people are fully vaccinated in Murray and 19.9 per cent in Hume, Wodonga mayor Kevin Poulton said the coverage so far was a positive.
"We're fourth out of 17 Victorian areas - for the first jab," he said.
"There's still a bit of traction to be made with the second, but obviously a lot of people will be waiting that 12-week period for their second AstraZeneca.
"It's reassuring that we're not left behind, that people are doing the right thing."
Cr Poulton said many in his community had raised border issues as motivation to get the jab and agreed reaching a Commonwealth-endorsed 70 per cent vaccination target should be grounds to stop closures.
"We hope that it will be that simple," he replied.
"It's great that the aspiration is there.
"We're doing absolutely everything right."
The data - representative of both GPs and state hubs - is not yet broken down on a local government basis, but Murray Primary Health Network chief executive Matt Jones said rates were consistent across our region.
"This is the official data that we've been waiting for ... (and) we need to be drilling down even further and understanding LGA rates," he said.
"The good news is, all across our catchment region, the rates of vaccination are really quite high comparative to other parts, and that's the case for Wodonga.
"I know lots of people have had concerns, they may have even found the system frustrating, but this is a point where we really need to recognise and congratulate general practice, primary health care and Albury Wodonga Health."
The contributions by state hubs and GPs fluctuate, but Mr Jones said "they're each providing a strong contribution" and that he was not aware of people failing to get second doses.
"The first step is to make sure that people get their vaccination, and then that they have that second dose," he said.
"This data is confirmation that there's access to vaccinations locally, but it's also recognition that the communities are stepping up.
"We'll probably see closer alignment between that first dose and second dose - at the moment, as a society, we're around about that 20 to 25 per cent."
Mr Jones said Murray PHN was still working on priority group vaccinations, particularly aged care workers.
"In mid-September, there's a requirement for aged care staff to have at least had their first dose and we're working ... to make sure that there's access to those vaccinations," he said.
"We're also co-ordinating, which is a new development, in-reach services into aged care facilities."
The data is broken down by statistical area level four, based around labour markets and consisting of populations of over 100,000.
The area in NSW with the highest vaccination rates is North Sydney, while south-west Sydney - where regional Pfizer doses are being redirected - has only 33.1 per cent of its population covered by one dose.
Regional areas hold the top four spots in Victoria with Bendigo leading the charge at 52.6 per cent for first doses.
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Cr Poulton encouraged Border residents to go to the Commonwealth website and get information about their eligibility and access.
"Why wait? Just get into it - and let's see if we can knock Bendigo off the perch," he said.