After a slow start, Australia’s vaccination rollout continues to gather pace.
54.5% of Australia’s population has now received a single vaccine dose, with 34.2% now double vaccinated:
NSW is the vaccine leader, with 63.3% of the state’s population now single vaccinated. This is followed by Tasmania (54.2%), Victoria (54.0%), SA (48.3%), NT (46.7%), Queensland (46.5%) and WA (45.5%):
In terms of double vaccinations, Tasmania (39.5%) leads followed by NSW (37.4%), NT (34.3%), VIC (33.1%), SA (33.1%), QLD (30.5%) and WA (30.4%):
The overwhelming majority of older cohorts are now vaccinated:
And unvaccinated people dominate NSW’s ICU admissions (84% share), despite them being the minority of the population (37% share):
Finally, while Australia’s vaccination rates have undoubtedly improved markedly, and is now above the world average, it lags well behind the leader nations:
Nevertheless, Australia is on track to have fully vaccinated 70% of eligible Australians by the end of October, and 80% by the end of November.