Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout began in late February 2021. Here we bring together the latest figures to track the progress of the rollout and Covid vaccination schedule.
The data shows the total doses given in Australia, people vaccinated in Australian states and the percentage of the population who have received one dose or are double dose fully vaccinated, as well as graphs showing daily new Covid-19 cases in Australia, deaths per day and cumulative coronavirus cases by state and territory.
One of the biggest logistical exercises in Australia’s history, the delivery of coronavirus vaccines to more than 20 million people was slow to start due to supply issues and concerns around the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The government was initially hoping to have 4 million people vaccinated by March 2021 and the entire country inoculated by October. Since then, goals, targets and “horizons” have come and gone.
However, in December 2021 the country had vaccinated 90% of the population aged 16 and over, and begun the rollout of boosters.
Here, you can see the how the booster rollout is progressing and when we might reach various thresholds. The trendline is based on the boosters administered, then taking the most recent interval between second and booster doses, and adding this to the date of the second dose.
This is obviously a very simple estimate of the time it might take, and will change as the vaccination rate increases or decrease.
It also shows the current “lag time” for boosters, that is the time interval between when the equivalent number of second and booster doses were administered – this essentially tracks the delay between second and third doses, which ideally would be as close to four months as possible if the majority of people were getting their shots as soon as they’re eligible.
Here you can see current vaccination levels and when each state and territory hit targets, using the same method as above:
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