More than 230 Aussies vaccinated every minute

More than 330,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the past 24 hours, meaning every minute more than 230 Australians receive a jab.

National statistics released today show 81 per cent of eligible Australians aged over 16 have now received at least one dose of a vaccine.

More than 12 million of those – or 59.3 per cent – are now fully vaccinated as of October 6, 2021.

Australia has officially hit the critical 80 per cent first dose vaccination mark. (Alex Ellinghausen)

A total of 29.6 million vaccines have been put into arms.

The nation’s reopening plan hinges on full coronavirus vaccination rates of 70 per cent, and then 80 per cent, in each state or territory.
GPs, pharmacies and state-run hubs – including drive-through clinics – are all doing vaccinations with AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna, and you can book here.

Australians aged 60 and over are now able to book both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines from GPs and pharmacies across the country.

The numbers are for eligible adults as of October 6, 2021.

NSW is officially more than 70 per cent fully vaccinated, sparking the state’s reopening from COVID-19 lockdowns.

Official figures from October 6 now put the number at 70.3 per cent.

In the state, 89.4 per cent of residents have had their first jab.

In Victoria, 84.1 per cent of residents have rolled up their sleeves once.

A total of 55.6 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The Sunshine State has given 68.8 per cent of eligible people one dose, and 50.3 per cent have had both.

The state is now doing walk-ins at clinics.

South Australia has passed the 70 per cent first dose target with a total of 71 per cent of eligible residents answered the call to get vaccinated.

Additionally, 53 per cent have had both doses.

In Western Australia, 68.3 per cent have had their first jab now, and 50.1 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Australian Capital Territory

In the ACT, more than 95 per cent of people have had one dose, according to the Federal Government’s stats.

So far, 69.9 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

In the NT, 67.7 per cent have had at least one dose, and 55.1 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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Tasmania has seen 78.9 per cent of people come forward for one dose, and 62.7 per cent are fully jabbed.

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