Another vaccine milestone has been smashed by the state.
It’s just been one day since it was announced that 80 per cent of the adult population in NSW has received at least one dose of a covid vaccine. Now the state has reached yet another vaccine milestone with 50 per cent of eligible adults now fully vaccinated against covid.
This is welcome news since it has earlier been announced that once the state reaches the 70 per cent double dose number, restrictions would begin to ease. The state government had also recently unveiled a roadmap out of lockdown for NSW.
“To get into that vaccine milestone of 50 gives us heart that in some weeks, we’ll hit the 70 per cent double-dose and enjoy many more things than we can today and start to feel more normal about life at that stage,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
Home quarantine system trial
The premier once again shed light on international borders reopening and said that once the state reaches 80 per cent double dose, international borders would reopen.
A home quarantine system is being worked out for returning international travellers. The premier announced a home quarantine trial would be undertaken as the state recorded 1,284 cases on Friday.
As part of the trial, around 175 fully vaccinated people will undertake a seven-day home quarantine program.
“Sydney is a global city and it must engage with the globe,” NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres said.
All Australians aged 16-39 can now access the Pfizer vaccine. Find more information here.
There are also 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.