The launch of the coronavirus vaccine in Australia began in late February. Here we gather the latest figures to track the progress of the launch, as well as present an interactive tool to show when you might be eligible to receive the vaccine.
Launch of vaccines
One of the largest logistics exercises in Australian history, it has begun delivering coronavirus vaccines to more than 20 million people.
The government expected to vaccinate 4 million people by March and vaccinate the entire country by October.
Here, you can see the current vaccination rate compared to the dose rate we would have needed to meet the government’s goals for the early stages of launch, with the initial goal of 60,000 doses in the first week followed by 4 million doses. by the end of March. This assumes a linear rate of increase, but it is very likely that the speed of vaccines will increase as implementation progresses:
The launch of the vaccine is not uniform across Australia, as the state and federal governments have divided the task between them.
The table below shows how many doses have been administered for every 100 people in each jurisdiction.
Note that the Australian implementation rate is higher than the sum of the state fees, as vaccines at GP clinics and care for the elderly and disabled are counted at the federal government level.
Here, you can see how Australia’s vaccine launch compares to other countries, particularly excluding Israel, which currently leads the world in terms of the number of doses administered per 100 people:
When will I get the vaccine?
When you should expect to get the vaccine depends on who you are, how old you are, and what you do at work. The government has launched an interactive tool that takes into account all the factors that will determine where in the vaccine launch it will be.
You can verify your eligibility for the vaccine launch using our interactive tool, which uses government data:
Latest coronavirus statistics
Guardian Australia has reviewed all press releases from each state and territory to build and maintain an up-to-date database of coronavirus cases, as well as to maintain live data sources from other groups collecting data.
This graph shows Australia’s “epidemic curve”, showing progress in “flattening the curve” and the effectiveness of various measures to suppress the outbreak:
Here you can see the number of new deaths reported per day by states and territories:
This graph shows the cumulative total of confirmed cases, with the contribution of each state and territory:
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