A drive to get people with disabilities, carers and other workers in the disability sector vaccinated against COVID-19 has begun in the Illawarra.
The initiative is the work of the Illawarra Disability Alliance, a group of not-for-profit disability providers.
Over 20 days they hope to administer more than 1000 COVID vaccine doses in Wollongong and the Shoalhaven.
Jade Webb wants to get her 12-year-old son Callum, who has autism and an intellectual disability, vaccinated.
"It's as much about protecting him as it is protecting the community," Mrs Webb said.
She said Callum was fit and healthy, but severe sensory issue meant it was difficult for him to wear a mask, and he was not aware of his own personal safety.
Mrs Webb wants to ensure that he is protected.
"I'm an absolute advocate for vaccination," she said.
"I think we've forgotten how important vaccination has been in history and how it can change the world."
Meanwhile, 12- to 15-year-olds in the Illawarra continue to come forward to receive their vaccination.
Among them are 15-year-old April-Jean and 13-year-old Harvey Aveling.
"It's very important, especially because they're going back to school in October - it's good to get them done before that," father Andy Aveling said.
When it comes to NSW residents aged 16 and over, 60.1 per cent have had two doses while 85.5 per cent have had at least their first shot.
Almost 51 per cent of people in Wollongong are now fully vaccinated, 50.1 per cent in Shellharbour have had two doses, while Kiama has a fully vaccinated rate of 60.8 per cent.