This week, we reached 7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Australia. It took us 47 days to get to our first million doses administered and just 9 days to reach our most recent million.
The milestone is testament to the hard work of those across the supply chain helping to get vaccines where they are needed, and safely administer them.
We have been focused on operationalising the recent advice from ATAGI, making Pfizer preferred for those under the age of 60.
For people who have had their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine without any serious adverse effects the health advice is clear, you should still receive your second dose. This includes adults under 60 years of age.
This week, we have seen 221,384 Australians follow that advice, and turn up for their second dose of AstraZeneca.
Over 5.8 million people have now received a first dose of vaccine.
Thank you to everyone who has been vaccinated or made an appointment so far, and in particular, those large numbers of Australians who have turned up to receive their second dose.
Every day, we are vaccinating more Australians and continue to gain momentum in the total number of Australians vaccinated, particularly for those most at risk, with 68% of those over 70 having now received at least one dose of vaccine.