Hope Covid nightmare could soon be over as NSW hits 80 per cent first-dose vaccination TODAY


Hope Covid nightmare could soon be over as NSW hits 80 per cent first-dose vaccination TODAY paving the way for borders to reopen in just weeks

  • New South Wales to hit 80 per cent single dose vaccination rates Wednesday
  • Accelerated rollout comes from of influx of jabs and community participation
  • State is set to hit 70 per cent double vaccine number in just 27 days
  • NSW will then hit magic 80 per cent double vaxxed number on October 23
  • Figure will see lockdown end and hospitality/retail open under restrictions
  • Victoria is at 67.6 per cent double vaccinated while WA lowest in country at 57.6 










New South Wales will hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rates on Wednesday as the state edges closer to ending lockdown and reopening borders.

Sydney’s record Covid outbreak prompted a huge uptake of the vaccine with the 70 per cent double-dose needed to lift lockdown predicted in just 27 days.

Pubs, restaurants and retail open from mid-October, with people allowed to have five fully vaccinated friends over indoors and gatherings of up to 20 outside. 

NSW had 79.5 per cent first dose coverage at midnight on Tuesday, with the state set to push past the 80 per cent threshold on Wednesday morning.  

New South Wales will hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rates on Wednesday as the state edges closer to ending lockdown and re-opening borders

New South Wales will hit 80 per cent first-dose vaccination rates on Wednesday as the state edges closer to ending lockdown and re-opening borders

NSW will hit 70 per cent double vaccinated in 27 days on October 11, which should see the lifting of the lockdown which has been in place since June 25

NSW will hit 70 per cent double vaccinated in 27 days on October 11, which should see the lifting of the lockdown which has been in place since June 25

‘I cannot stress enough how important it is for people to get vaccinated – if you have not had both doses of the vaccine by the time we hit the 70 per cent milestone, you will not be able to take advantage of these freedoms,’ Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

The only other state or territory in the 70s for first vaccines is the ACT, which has handed out jabs to 75.9 per cent of its population.

Based on the current seven-day averages, the ACT will be the first to hit 70 per cent double dose, which should fall in 24 days if the same trend continues.

NSW will hit 70 per cent double vaccinate in 27 days on October 11, which will see the lifting of the lockdown that has been in place since June 25.

That milestone will see up to five fully vaccinated visitors allowed into homes where all adults are immunised, and 20 allowed to meet outside.

Hospitality and retail will be allowed to open under the one person per four square metre rule, with bars and restaurants permitted to have one person per two sqm outside.

Gyms and indoor recreation facilities will also reopen at 70 per cent, as will hairdressers and salons. They will all fall under the one person per 4sqm category. 

NSW should then hit 80 per cent double vaccinated 12 days later on October 23, where restrictions will ease further and sport stadiums will reopen.

Hospitality and retail venues will be allowed to enter under the one person per four square metre rule, with bars and restaurants permitted to have one person per 2sqm outside

Hospitality and retail venues will be allowed to enter under the one person per four square metre rule, with bars and restaurants permitted to have one person per 2sqm outside

NSW is moving towards the 70 per cent double vaccinated rates needed to see an end to lockdowns and reopen businesses and borders

NSW is moving towards the 70 per cent double vaccinated rates needed to see an end to lockdowns and reopen businesses and borders

Victoria is the next-best jabbed state with 67.6 per cent of the population having received their first jab, with its end of lockdown target of 70 per cent falling on November 17.

That date should come forward as a large shipment of Pfizer vaccines is sent to the Garden State from the federal government as announced on Sunday.

Current averages won’t see Victoria hit 80 per cent until December 9. 

Queensland has just 57.1 per cent of its population with a single dose, but seven-day averages will see them hit 70 per cent double dose before Victoria on November 14.

Western Australia has the lowest vaccination rate in the country at 57.6 per cent, with national criticism being directed at Premier Mark McGowan who refuses to co-operate with other leaders and open his state to the rest of the country.    

The 70 per cent milestone will see up to five double vaccinated visitors allowed into homes where all adults are vaccinated, with 20 double vaxxed allowed to meet outside

The 70 per cent milestone will see up to five double vaccinated visitors allowed into homes where all adults are vaccinated, with 20 double vaxxed allowed to meet outside

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