ISLAND WAITED WEEKS FOR UPDATED VAX FIGURES
PALM Island leaders are frantically playing catch up after it was revealed vaccination numbers are worse than expected with just 29 per cent of the community fully vaccinated.
Palm Island Mayor Mislam Sam (pictured) said he was shocked to see the figures and would have ramped up the vaccine campaign if he had known how dire the situation was.
He said he had waited weeks to get his hands on updated figures.
Cr Sam said the Local Disaster Management Group was working hard to get as many people vaccinated before the borders open in December.