Australia is becoming a world leader in double-COVID vaccination statistics with the country hitting the magic 80% mark of over 16-year-olds being totally vaccinated, just ahead of the UK and well in front of the US.
Figures this week show we’re JUST over the 80% fully vaccinated mark at 80.6%, with 89.4% of us over the age of 16 having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Worldwide, it seems just over 51% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 7.28 billion doses administered globally, and around 26.56 million administered each day.
Only 4.2% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose.
The United Arab Emirates has almost 98% of its population having received at least one jab (almost 88% fully vaccinated), with just under 68% in the United Kingdom and just less than 57% in the United States double-jabbed.
Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Nigeria are less than 10% vaccinated, either partially or fully.
Back in Australia, almost 80% of Australian NDIS participants in shared accommodation and NDIS screened workers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As of late this week, the national figure stood at 78.5% of shared accommodation participants and 76.4% of NDIS workers double-jabbed, while the total national figure for citizens receiving two doses of a COVID vaccine stands at 79.1%.
NDIS Minister Senator Linda Reynolds has congratulated Australians for leading the world in vaccination statistics.
“Australia is on track to be one of the highest vaccinated countries in the world,” she said.
“It is wonderful to see that we are leading the world on vaccination rates, surpassing the UK, Israel, Germany, the European Union and the USA.”
Figures for both above NDIS groups receiving the first dose are almost level - 83.9% for those in shared accommodation as opposed to 83.4 for workers - with an astounding 88% of all Australians having received one COVID-19 vaccination.
This equates to more than 21,600 shared accommodation residents and almost 175,000 NDIS workers fully vaccinated out of 27,603 residents and 228,985 workers!
Nation-wide, the ACT leads the double-jabbed charge with 94.1% of the state’s population receiving two doses of a COVID vaccine (95% first dose), followed by New South Wales with 89.1% (93.8% one dose) and Victoria on 82.6% (92%).
In Tasmania, the figures stand at 76.8% (89.8%); South Australia 68.6% (82.8%); Queensland 64.8% (78.8%); Western Australia 64.9% (79.5%) and Northern Territory 64.7% (77.8%).
With various government and business mandates and as COVID-19 vaccination campaigns step up and pop-up clinics keep popping up, the drive to get more people to roll up their sleeves as the country opens up is expected to continue to gather more steam.