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Australia on track to reach 80 per cent vaccination rate


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2021-11-03T06: 30: 00 + 11: 00

The latest vaccine figures show that 78.1 percent of those over the age of 16 are fully dosed, while more than 88 percent have received one dose.

The news comes as NSW moves its roadmap with a view to having 95 percent of the population fully vaccinated.

For the unvaccinated Freedom Day, however, has moved further away. Instead of being able to participate from Dec. 1, they will know they have to wait until Dec. 15, or when the state reaches 95 percent full vaccination rate.

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This story, Australia on its way to reaching 80 per cent vaccination rate, first appeared in The Canberra Times.

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