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New South Wales’ COVID-19 vaccination rate is accelerating towards the crucial 80 per cent mark that will see the barrier between Greater Sydney the regions removed.

An early leak of today’s numbers, revealed by 9News reporter Chris O’Keefe, showed NSW had reached 76.55 per cent full vaccinations – up 1.32 per cent in 24 hours. It was later confirmed in the official release of the figures.

That outstrips yesterday’s announced increase of 1.2 per cent.

A total of 91.1 per cent of people over 16 have had their first dose.

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

Australia-wide, 64.4 per cent of people have been fully vaccinated as of October 13, and 83.2 per cent have had at least one dose.

A total of 338,127 vaccines were administered, bringing the total to 31,358,609.

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 10, 2021.

New South Wales

NSW officially celebrated its ‘Freedom Day’ on Monday, after the state hit a vaccine milestone of 70 per cent fully jabbed last week.

And its second could be less than a week away, with figures showing the state could hit 80 per cent full vaccinations this week.

An early leak showed 76.55 per cent of NSW residents over 16 had been fully vaccinated, while 91.1 per cent had received at least one dose.

A busy Bondi Beach on the last weekend before lockdown ended. (Brook Mitchell)
In Victoria, 86.7 per cent of residents have rolled up their sleeves once.

A total of 61.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.


The Sunshine State has given 71 per cent of eligible people one dose, and 54.1 per cent have had both.

The state is now doing walk-ins at clinics.

South Australia

South Australia has had 74 per cent of eligible residents have their first dose, while 56.2 per cent of them are fully dosed.

Western Australia

In Western Australia, 71.2 per cent have had their first jab now, and 53.2 per cent 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, 75.9 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

Northern Territory

In the NT, 68.9 per cent have had at least one dose, and 57.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Russian train taking COVID-19 vaccines to remote reaches of Siberia

Tasmania has had 81.3 per cent of eligible residents receive one dose, while 66.1 per cent are fully jabbed.

Source: 9News

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