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95 Percent of Eligible Australians Over 16 Have Received One Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced that 95 percent of eligible Australians aged over 16 have received a first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19. Hunt said the milestone had gone beyond almost all predictions made at the outset of the pandemic. “We have achieved the 95 percent vaccination rate that is often referred to as a full vaccination level but we want to go further, we want to continue to encourage Australians to come forward,” Hunt told reporters on Saturday. Just over 92 percent of eligible Australians aged 16 and over have now had two doses of vaccine, while over 52 percent have received a third, booster dose. Vaccines provisionally approved by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) are Comirnaty (the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine), Vaxzevria (the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine), and Spikevax (the Moderna vaccine), approved for ages 5 and older, 18 and over, and 12 years and over, respectively. Children aged between …

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