The COVID-19 vaccine rollout in Australia has begun

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I wonder when Scomo will have a booster… he would be well into the Pfizer fade by now? And reasonably high risk too… I wonder if they have quietly already given him something…
 

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I wonder when Scomo will have a booster… he would be well into the Pfizer fade by now? And reasonably high risk too… I wonder if they have quietly already given him something…
Yep. All the showcase pollies will be due now.
 

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Do you have a source for these numbers? (Interested)

Covidlive shows them.

These figures are updated weekly. The last ones I showed were till 13 Sept. The latest update is to 20 Sept, and it has a good surge in Hume.
Weekly increase now 9.5%, up from 6.8%.

Hopefully with Moderna becoming available sometime tis week , and with more GPs and Pharmacists in the area meant to finally approved by the Commonwealth this week as well, we will see a % well over ten

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covidlive shows the increase from the previous week's numbers which is nice. Whereas I think the health.gov.au ones just show the latest numbers so a manual comparison would be needed looking at those.

So in 2-3 weeks the LGAs of concern will hopefully all be past 80% first dose, but it'll take a lot longer to get to 80% double dose, and optimal protection doesn't kick in for a few weeks after the second dose.

The first dose will have some benefit, but I think VIC daily case numbers are still going to climb for a while yet. Vaccination rates are still far too low.
 
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Yes it would be good to get the LGA's generating the highest amount of cases in Victoria up to 80% first dose, 50% second dose as soon as possible.
Second dose being the harder one to nudge up quickly due the required gap to get a second dose.

Hume is the most critical.

Then Whittlesea, Wyndham and Moreland.

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The good news is that NSW seems to be showing that once you get the vaccination rates up with restrictions in place the daily case numbers should eventually plateau. This will give time for vaccination rates to increase further and avoid overwhelming hospitals.
 

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The good news is that NSW seems to be showing that once you get the vaccination rates up with restrictions in place the daily case numbers should eventually plateau.

Yes until the restrictions are relaxed. But we are living with Covid now. After that it will most likely progressively rise largely dependant on the rate of relaxation as there will be more mixing of the population, but with ups and downs as viruses do seem to act in cyclical patterns (or waves).

Hopitilastions and other adverse health outcomes to most likely increase after restrictions are substantially eased, but the higher the vaccination rate the less those outcomes will be. And also the less the symptoms will be with most people who are vaccinated. Let us all hope that the vaccination rates everywhere keep climbing well past 80%.

And the other jurisdictions Qld, SA, WA, NT and Tas will have increased adverse health outcomes once they open up to all of Australia and the World. Though again the higher the vaccination rate the less those outcomes will be.
 
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Rex announces plan to become Australia's first airline to fully vaccinate frontline staff by November 1​

Regional Aussie airline Rex says COVID vaccinations will be mandatory for employees working at check-in, as well as all pilots and cabin crew.

Deputy chairman John Sharp said about 90 per cent of the workforce had received jabs voluntarily ahead of the deadline, which he described as an "extraordinary response" and "well above the national average".

Qantas and Virgin Australia have set a November 15 deadline for their frontline staff.
 

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Where are you seeing this? health.gov.au is reporting 1,969,510 for the past 7 days in today‘s update.
Covidlive's Australia page - 2,034,473

321,168 jabs on 21/9 compared with 276,176 jabs on 14/9.

Did covidlive input a wrong figure? Or are they counting 12-15 differently?
 

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Where are you seeing this? health.gov.au is reporting 1,969,510 for the past 7 days in today‘s update.

Covidlive's Australia page - 2,034,473

321,168 jabs on 21/9 compared with 276,176 jabs on 14/9.

Did covidlive input a wrong figure? Or are they counting 12-15 differently?

There might be some anomalies in counting by health.gov.au. The daily rollout update at COVID-19 vaccination daily rollout update had
23,078,749 jabs on 14/9 update (ie jabs to 13/9) and
25,113,222 jabs on 21/9 update (ie jabs to 20/9).

So I think the 'claim' of more than 2m jabs in a 7-day period still stacks up.
 

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Some major milestones today.

Over 2/3 of 50+ (67.11%) fully vaccinated and 75.23% (over 3/4) for 70+.

When tomorrow's numbers are released on Friday we should be past 50% fully vaccinated for 16+. So over half the voting population will be vaccinated (well over probably as 16 and 17 year-olds can't vote). We'll be moving closer to the point where public opinion will turn in favour of opening up.

For those of you with teenagers we have 19.05% (nearly 1 in 5) of 12-15 with a first dose. VIC has 22.36% (over 1 in 5) and NSW has 28.23% (over 1 in 4) for the same age group.

75-79 first dose has reached 95%, the first age group to do so.

60-64 fully vaccinated has reached 59.5%. When today's numbers are released tomorrow every age group 50-54 and up should be past 60%.

55-59 has reached 1,000,870 fully vaccinated, the first 5 year age group to go past 1 million fully vaccinated. 50-54 should also achieve this when today's numbers are released tomorrow.

45-49 first dose has reached 74.6%. When today's numbers are released tomorrow every age group 40-44 and up should be past 75%.

NT has reached 60.35% fully vaccinated for 50+

WA has reached 79.93% first dose for 50+ and is the only state yet to reach 80%.

QLD has reached 90.06% first dose for 70+
 

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In VIC every age group 40-44 and up has gone past 80% first dose except for 45-49 at 77.44%. 35-39 is at 70.65% and 30-34 is at 63.5%. Younger age groups are below 60% with 20-24 only at 54.17%.

In VIC for second doses every age group 50-54 and up has gone past 65% fully vaccinated except for 60-64 at 63.07%. The 40-44 age group is at 57.54% and 45-49 is at 58.85%. 35-39 is only at 25.26% and younger age groups at even lower levels with 16-19 at just 7.04%.

Nearly half the 16-19 population in Victoria has had one dose but not two, so there should be some rapid progress coming on second doses over the next few months.

So the 40+ age groups are doing well, but with the focus on first doses the younger age groups have a lot to go particularly when it comes to second doses.

Whilst efforts to get the vulnerable elderly vaccinated need to continue the bulk of those unvaccinated are the young who tend to be more mobile.
 
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Some people in SA have already had a Moderna shot:

Hopefully we will see an increase in the vaccination rate.
 

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Some people in SA have already had a Moderna shot:

Hopefully we will see an increase in the vaccination rate.
Yes. A pharmac_ received early supplies. The people they showed on TV looked like they were not under 60.
 

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Pfizer fade
Thought experiment:

Pfizer needs to be thawed and then reconstituted into solution
Once in solution it cannot be stored and has to be given within a certain period of time.
At the end of the day there may be a few spare jabs left because the last vial of the day needed to be thawed and reconstituted but the number of people vaxxed is less than the number of available jabs in the vial.
The remaining doses either get thrown out or given to last minute Vaccine visitors having their first or second jabs

Or what is the other possibility?
 

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