Vaccination gap remains in Australia despite nation hitting milestone

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The vaccination gap between Australian states and territories remains despite the nation reaching the milestone figure of 85 per cent of its eligible population over 16 fully vaccinated against the virus.

Overall, a total of 85.1 per cent of eligible Australian adults are fully vaccinated, and 91.5 per cent have had their first dose.

Western Australia remains the country’s least vaccinated state, with 72.9 per cent fully inoculated, although Queensland (73.4 per cent) and the Northern Territory (73.4 per cent) are only just ahead.

The ACT is in the lead with more than 95 per cent fully vaccinated. Close behind is NSW at 91.9 per cent.

The figures are for eligible adults over 16.

GPs, pharmacies and state-run hubs — including drive-through clinics — are all doing vaccinations with AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Moderna.

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Here are the latest state and territory breakdowns according to the Australian Government.

The numbers are for eligible adults as published on November 22.

New South Wales

Official data shows 94.4 per cent of people have had a single jab, while 91.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Victoria

In Victoria, 93 per cent of residents have rolled up their sleeves once, according to national data.

A total of 89.2 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Queensland

The Sunshine State has given 84.6 per cent of eligible people one dose, and 73.4 per cent have had both.

Australian Capital Territory

In the ACT, more than 95 per cent of people have had both doses.

South Australia

South Australia has had 87.2 per cent of eligible residents have their first dose, while 77.4 per cent of them are fully dosed.

Western Australia

In Western Australia, 84.4 per cent have had their first jab and 72.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Northern Territory

In the NT, 86 per cent have had at least one dose, and 73.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.

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Tasmania

In Tasmania, 92.6 per cent of eligible residents had had one dose, while 84.8 per cent are fully jabbed.

Source: 9News

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