By the end of the month, more than 100 people in the northern New South Wales town of Mascot had died from the coronaviruses, and more than 20 more had died in the southern Queensland town of Tampines.
The deaths were not just the direct result of the coronavept vaccine being given, but the fact that it was given so early.
By the time coronavira vaccination coverage was up to 98% in the town of Lismore in December last year, the number of people who had died had doubled to 2,300.
This meant the town had more than doubled the number who had contracted the virus.
Mascott is one of the few towns in New South