NEW vaccination data shows Wodonga lagging North East council areas but exceeding Albury.
The federal government on Sunday released vaccine take-up figures for council areas across Australia.
The statistics showed there were that 30.3 per cent of residents were fully immunised in Albury, compared with 35.4 in Wodonga and 39.7 in Wangaratta.
Benalla had the highest fully vaxxed level in the North East at 43.8, compared with COVID-embattled Greater Shepparton at 33.1, while Moira Shire had 37.6.
Greater Hume at 27.7, Federation 32.2 and Berrigan 43.1.
The figures were collated up to Friday.
To boost inoculations, Albury councillor Murray King has placed five mobile electronic signs around his city with messages of encouragement.
Cr Poulton said he was disappointed that people were cancelling AstraZeneca vaccine appointments to wait for a Pfizer shot.
"Talk to your GP more than you talk to Facebook and get the right information for yourself," he said.
"Get your medical advice lined up and you might find AstraZeneca is the right choice."
Benalla mayor Danny Claridge had his second dose on Saturday morning and said there had been little problem accessing vaccines from GPs in his hometown.
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He suggested some of the enthusiasm for vaccination would be linked to the outbreak in nearby Shepparton.
"We're only 45 minutes away and there's a lot of people who travel with work to Shepparton and vice versa," Cr Claridge said.
Berrigan mayor Matt Hannan said his council had actively promoted the need to vaccine through social media and local newspapers and it appeared a success.
A slow rollout at Culcairn and Holbrook was blamed for Greater Hume only having 27.7 per cent of its population fully vaccinated against COVID.
The shire's mayor Heather Wilton said the towns' clinics had started providing shots later than Henty and Jindera.
"I really do appeal to people to get their act togehter and grab a jab wherever," she said.
"We've got to step to the mark and take this seriously."
At Jindera, the charity Rural Care Link has provided posters for shop windows to direct patients to the town's clinic and pharmacy for vaccines.
"We'd like to be a place where we know all our residents are vaccinated," the town's Greater Hume councillor and Rural Care Link secretary Jenny O'Neill said.
The fully vaccinated percentage to Friday for other councils in The Border Mail's region was Alpine (39.6), Edward River (26.4), Indigo (37.2), Lockhart (37.8), Murrumbidgee (29.4), Snowy Valleys (32.2), Towong (37.6) and Wagga (37.2).
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