Half of Australians over 16 have now had at least one COVID vaccine dose


More people will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine this month, as Australia’s rollout hits a major milestone, with more than half of people aged over 16 now having had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

The latest vaccination data shows 50.2 per cent of people have had at least their first dose, while 28.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.

A record 309,010 vaccines were administered yesterday.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the numbers reflected the “huge” turnouts for vaccinations.

“It is being sustained, so over a 10-day period now, we have had more than 2.4 million doses delivered,” he said.

The federal government has also announced plans for all people aged between 16 and 39 to be eligible for a vaccine by August 30.