Tracking Australia’s vaccine rollout

After a slow start, Australia’s vaccination rollout continues to gather pace.

58.4% of Australia’s population has now received a single vaccine dose, with 38.3% now double vaccinated:

NSW is the vaccine leader, with 66.8% of the state’s population now at least single vaccinated. This is followed by Victoria (59.4%), Tasmania (58.9%), SA (51.9%), Queensland (50.7%), NT (49.0%), and WA (48.1%):

Single vaccinated

Percentage of Australia’s population at least single dosed.

In terms of double vaccinations, NSW (43.6%) leads followed by Tasmania (43.1%), NT (37.3%), SA (36.4%), Victoria (36.1%), QLD (33.6%) and WA (33.6%):

Double vaccinated

Percentage of Australia’s population double vaccinated.

The overwhelming majority of older cohorts are now vaccinated:

The share of people opposed to getting vaccinated has also fallen to around 10%:

Finally, while Australia’s vaccination rates have undoubtedly improved markedly, and are now above the world average, we still lag well behind the leader nations:

Nevertheless, Australia is well on track to have fully vaccinated 70% of eligible Australians by the end of October, and 80% by the end of November.

Unconventional Economist

Comments

  1. Good stuff Leith.

    Are there any easily available stats in Aust on ICU and deaths by first and second vaccinated patients?

  2. Go WA….so it looks like next time a truck driver comes in that manages to spread it to one other person we’ll be in lockdown for 6 months until he gives up on the 90% vaccination target that will never happen

  3. I understand that some doctors are saying that you should never vaccinate in the midst of a pandemic.

    Does anyone understand the reasoning behind that?

    Anyway, it begs the question of whether it would be better to carpet-vaccinate the unaffected areas first, or create a ring of double-jabbed people around the red zones.

    Oh, and the elite still haven’t told us the chance of getting covid from a vaccinated person vs an unvaccinated. Apparently that is not important for us to know. Or it is important for us not to know it.

    • I don’t think it is all that different, we know the vaccines are not great at preventing infection don’t we? All the studies I see pretty much start with effectiveness against symptomatic disease and then move on from there. The theory being that 2 fully val people shouldn’t have to worry if/when the catch it, the problem is the with delta their viral load is still plenty high to infect others and the % not vaccinated + the r0 of delta is still enough to overwhelm ICUs.

      As for not telling us about the latter, I suspect that is a calculated (though foolish) attempt at public health messaging and not wanting another AZ outcome where truth telling about relatively minor issues leads to greater overall hesitancy. I personally think that messaging only risks further mistrust (“yeah but i’m not disclosing / lying for you own good is always a great narrative) but I guess the powers that be feel avoiding increased concern from the willing is preferable to increased mistrust from the already highly skeptical.

    • Lord DudleyMEMBER

      “I understand that some doctors are saying that you should never vaccinate in the midst of a pandemic.”

      aka “people are saying…” This is possibly the dumbest statement I’ve seen this week. Are you really that credulous?

      “Oh, and the elite still haven’t told us the chance of getting covid from a vaccinated person vs an unvaccinated.”

      Who is “the elite”? And the infection rate for vaxxed vs unvaxxed is certainly out there. I’m not even going to bother linking it, because MB produced a long article on this a few weeks ago.

      This site is filling up with demented anti-vaxxers who are unable to source or validate simple information.