Well done, NSW!
NSW has become Australia’s first state to vaccinate 80 per cent of its adult population thereby meeting yet another vaccination target set at the beginning of the outbreak.
In welcome news, Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced that the curfew restrictions for the 12 LGAs of concern will be lifted immediately. The curfew was put in place on August 23 and restricted any movement between 9pm to 5am except for non-essential reasons.
She added there was “light at the end of the tunnel” but “we still have work to do” previously warning residents against getting complacent.
“Please make sure that if you live in those local government areas of concern that you stick to every other rule that’s in place. We’ve seen a stabilisation in the last few days and we don’t want to see that trend go the wrong way.”
About 47.5 per cent of NSW’s adult population is now fully vaccinated with the 70 per cent double dose vaccination target only a “few weeks away” according to the premier.
On Wednesday, September 1, the premier asked everyone to use the month of September to get ready.
“Get vaccinated if you’re an individual. If you’re a business, start dusting off your COVID-safety plan. Make sure your employees are vaccinated so we can get back to life at 70 per cent double-dose vaccination,” she said.
She also said that NSW is looking forward to the return of international travel once the 80 per cent double dose target is achieved which at this rate is anticipated sometime mid-November.
All residents aged 16-39 are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine.
There are several walk-in vaccination clinics across Sydney that are offering free AstraZeneca vaccinations to anyone aged 18 and above.
To make an appointment with a GP or at a vaccination hub, click here.
Find out more about where and how you can get a COVID-19 vaccination here.