Confusion surrounds the data related to the NT's vaccination rollout, with the NT and federal government unable to agree on the figures.
Yesterday for the first time, the federal health department released data of the NT's vaccine rollout, broken down into nine regions.
It showed that 41.7 per cent of people in Katherine have received one dose of the vaccine, and 25.3 per cent had received both. This was well behind Darwin City which recorded 81.3 per cent of people having their first dose and 53.2 per cent having their second.
More remote areas like the Barkly fared worse, with only 27.9 per cent of residents there receiving their first jab and 26.3 per cent of residents in the Daly, Tiwi Islands and West Arnhem regions receiving their first dose - according to the federal government data.
However, Chief Minister Michael Gunner slammed the figures as "flat out wrong", saying the data was based on Medicare details rather than "jabs in arms."
"When we don't count people properly, we are not valuing them - It makes a mockery of those on the ground putting jabs in arms and it jeopardises the whole plan to reopen," he said.
However,the NT Government data still shows a slow rollout for the Big Rivers region, which encompasses Katherine, with 34 per cent of people receiving their first dose and 22 per cent receiving their second dose.
In the Katherine town itself, as of August 25, 4838 people had received their first dose and 2916 people had received both doses, according to an NT Health spokesperson.
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