Victoria’s Vaccination Rates Soar Ahead Of Schedule

1466 new infections


Article heading image for Victoria’s Vaccination Rates Soar Ahead Of Schedule

Getty

Victoria recorded 1466 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and sadly eight Covid-related deaths.

The reported infections were identified from more than 68,500 swabs on Monday.

Stay up-to-date on the latest news with The National Briefing - keeping you in the loop with breaking news as it hits.

Meanwhile, 36,383 vaccine doses were administered at state-run sites, with thousands more administered across GP's clinics and pharmacies.

The upturn in vaccination rates, sets the state on track to have 70 per cent of Victorians double dosed by October 23, with experts suggesting that date could be even earlier.

With Victoria's vaccine targets soaring above expectations, lockdown could end a week ahead of schedule, particularly as the state government opened up Pfizer and Moderna vaccines for all residents on Monday.

Health Minister Martin Foley explained eligibility criteria changed after vaccine supplies were confirmed.

“It’s time to throw open the doors of all of our clinics to the mRNA vaccines for all comers,” he said.

Currently, 85.8 per cent of eligible people aged over 16 have received their first dose, while 59.3 per cent are fully vaccinated. 

Post

For Australians looking for intelligent and unbiased news coverage, join renowned journalist Natarsha Belling on Your Morning Agenda for breaking national and international stories as well as the top business and finance stories - every weekday from 6:30am on Listnr

Triple M Newsroom

11 October 2021

Article by:

Triple M Newsroom




Listen Live!

Up Next