Australia has administered 29,642,430 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Of the 336,559 doses recorded yesterday, 36% were administered in New South Wales, 29% in Victoria, 17% in Queensland, 8% in Western Australia, 6% in South Australia, 2% in the Australian Capital Territory, 2% in Tasmania and 1% in the Northern Territory.
According to the federal government’s daily update, New South Wales has become the first state or territory to fully vaccinate 70% of its population aged 16 years or more, with the Australian Capital Territory close behind.
Dominic Perrottet, the new Premier of New South Wales, announced this morning that a few adjustments would be made to the state’s reopening plan, allowing greater freedom than previously promised after reaching vaccination targets.
22,609 vaccine doses were administered in New South Wales state vaccination hubs yesterday, of which only 6% were first doses.
20,559 doses were administered in Queensland’s state hubs yesterday. The state is hoping to boost its vaccination figures with a second ‘Super Pfizer’ weekend this Saturday and Sunday, in which 19 pop-up vaccination clinics will open in selected secondary schools.
“We’re targeting areas with low uptake with these school pop-up clinics. This will initially be a trial to see how popular school-based clinics are, and we hope to expand to more areas in coming weeks,” said Health Minister Yvette D’Ath.