Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

More than 34 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered to Australians as the country’s most populous states leap towards major vaccine milestones.

As the capital of Victoria enjoys its first weekend outside of lockdown, the state has reached its first dose target of 90 percent among those aged 16 and over, with 73.1 percent fully vaccinated.

Victoria could hit 80 percent full vaccination in less than a week, allowing for more liberties.

About 93 percent of NSW residents over the age of 16 have received their first dose of a vaccine, of which 84.4 percent are fully vaccinated.

However, health authorities in both states encourage fully vaccinated people to continue to show up for testing if they experience symptoms of coronavirus.

NSW Health’s Jeremy McAnulty said vaccination was “very effective”, but not perfect, and breakthrough infections can still occur.

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