Vaccion roll out
Until June 2021, there have been more than 30,000 confirmed cases in Australia, among that, sadly 910 people have died. More than 19.7 million tests have been undertaken in Australia.
The Covid-19 has caused over 178.4 million infected and over 3.8 million deaths sadly. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge in many countries around the world.
Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine roll out continues to expand. To date 6,590,741 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Australia, including 34,712 in the previous 24 hours. In the previous 7 days, more than 723,442 vaccines have been administered in Australia. To date 26.7 per cent of the Australian adult population have now had a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including over 65.2 per cent of over 70 year olds.
National Cabinet noted the updated advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) about the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and the changes to the COVID-19 Vaccination program.
The updated advice of ATAGI recommends that the Pfizer vaccine is now preferred for adults under the age of 60 and that access to Pfizer vaccine should be provided to people aged 50-59.
All states and territories agreed to prioritise Pfizer appointments for people aged 40-59 and Phase 1a and 1b eligible people under the age of 40 years of age.
The Coordinator General of Operation COVID Shield, Lieutenant General Frewen, provided each state and territory government with planning projections of Pfizer and AstraZeneca doses for their jurisdiction over the remainder of 2021, to inform state and territory vaccination plans.