One of the biggest logistical exercises in Australia’s history, the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 20 million people has begun. The government was hoping to have 4 million people vaccinated by March and the entire country inoculated by October.
At a press conference, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison said he expected the country's vaccination certificates to come with a wallet app later this month.
The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia began in February and 6.1 million doses of vaccine were administered. According to data from John Hopkins University, only 3% of the population was vaccinated. Despite frustration over delayed vaccination, Australia is one of the prominent global success stories in the fight against COVID-19. As of Sunday, nine million doses of vaccine had been administered in Australia, according to the Department of Health.
Due to the recent COVID-19 delta variant outbreak in greater Sydney region The Government is now facing fresh supply pressures as it raises the recommended age for the AstraZeneca jab to over 60. The age of 50 is still encouraged to get vaccinated, but on 17 June the ATAGI (Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation) recommendation for people aged 60 and over was revised. Now all adults should be able to receive a dose by the end of 2021. Health experts prepare doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine (COVID-19) for high-risk workers after receiving the first vaccine during the program's launch in the Australian state of Victoria on February 22, 2021.
One proposal is that those who are vaccinated should be exempt from state border closures. Restaurants are obliged to provide service to vaccinated customers during the outbreak. Many people, both inside and outside the government, have the idea that the world should be open to those who are fully vaccinated and leave the unvaccinated behind.
Australia possesses better averages than many other developed countries with somewhat more than 32,500 COVID-19 cases and 916 deaths but stop-and-start roadblocks and slow vaccine launches have frustrated residents. Australia aims to complete vaccination by the end of the year of the adult population.
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