Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout began in late February. 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 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 has begun.
The government was initially hoping to have 4 million people vaccinated by March and the entire country inoculated by October. Sedertdien, goals, targets and “horizons” have come and gone.
The most recent target from the government is in its Operation Covid Shield document, watter suggests vaccinating 80% of the population aged 16 and over should be possible by December.
The federal government has also set vaccination targets of 70% en 80% of the population aged 16 and over as the thresholds for phase B and phase C of its ‘National Plan to transition Australia’s National COVID-19 Response’ – essentially when it expects restrictions to ease, with reduced lockdowns and opening up of borders.
Hier, you can see when we might be able to achieve these targets, based on the current average rate of vaccination, and assuming the current rate continues for the rest of the rollout.
This is obviously a very simple estimate of the time it might take, and will change as the vaccination rate increases or decrease.
Hier, you can see the same targets estimated by each state and territory:
Hier, you can see the speed of vaccinations in the past 30 days for each state and territory, versus the national rate.
This is showing the number of new vaccination doses administered per day, adjusted for population differences to be a rate per 1,000 mense. Toe, it has been smoothed using a rolling 7-day average due to differences in reporting on weekends and data catch-ups in the national reporting.
It makes it very clear how outbreaks lead to large increases in the vaccination speed, with particularly obvious increases in NSW and QLD rates relative to the national rates:
The following chart shows how many doses have been administered per 100 people in each jurisdiction, over the whole course of the rollout.
Note that in this chart the number of vaccinations from the federal government-run parts of the rollout – GP clinics and disability and aged care – are counted only in the Australian total. This makes the Australian rate higher than the sum of the state rates, and is a point of difference to the chart above.
Some of the reason for the differing vaccination rates is due to access and use. The following two charts show the vaccine distribution and estimated usage by states, territories, and primary care (run by the commonwealth). This data is updated weekly.
Vaccine dose usage is estimated by the commonwealth government, based on the total doses administered and allows for a small amount of wastage.
In the following two charts you can see how Australia’s vaccine rollout compares with other countries, in terms of doses administered per 100 mense.
This first chart adjusts for the fact that countries started administering vaccines on different dates. It shows how Australia compares to select countries at equivalent points in their vaccine rollouts.
Here you can see how those same countries are doing across their entire vaccine rollout, on a doses administered per 100 people basis. Some are already more than halfway to vaccinating their populations.
Not all countries publish data on fully vaccinated people – those who have received two doses. Here you can see how Australia compares to OECD countries on the percentage of the population that are fully vaccinated.
The timing for when you should expect to get the vaccine is dependent on who you are, how old you are and what you do for work. The government has an interactive tool that takes into account all the factors that will determine which phase of the vaccine rollout you will be in.
Guardian Australia has gone through every state and territory press release to construct and maintain an up-to-date database of coronavirus cases, as well as maintaining live data feeds from other groups collating data.
This chart shows the “epidemic curve” for Australia, showing the progress in “flattening the curve” and how effective various measures have been in suppressing the outbreak:
Hier, you can see the number of new deaths reported per day by the states and territories:
This chart shows the cumulative total of confirmed cases, with the contribution of each state and territory:
Updates, 9 Augustus 2021
How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, when will Australia be fully vaccinated and when will you be eligible to get your dose? We bring together the latest numbers on daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as stats and live data on total vaccination figures in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states