Australia has experienced another record day of COVID vaccinations as the nation ramps up the race to reopen.
There were 255,964 residents vaccinated on Tuesday, which included a new daily record for NSW.
The COVID-hit state now has nearly a quarter of its eligible population fully vaccinated (24.36%) after 106,592 more jabs were administered in the past 24 hours.
Nationally, 45.36% (9,352,280 doses) of residents have now received a first dose of the vaccine, while 23.73% (4,892,237) have received two doses.
State vaccinations in past 24 hours
- NSW: +106,592
- Vic: +55,469
- QLD: +47,451
- WA: +20,056
- SA: +15,262
- ACT: +3,936
- TAS: +4,695
- NT: +2,503
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said her state remained on track to reach six million vaccine doses at the end of the month.
Berejiklian continues to offer the prospect of some freedoms returning when that mark is hit but coverage still remains short of nationally agreed reopening targets.
Australia’s leaders have backed 70 per cent full vaccination coverage to significantly reduce the chances of lockdowns.
A target of 80 per cent has been set for a wider relaxation of travel rules and all but ending city-wide shutdowns.
Berejiklian expects her state to reach 70 per cent full vaccination by the end of October and 80 per cent around mid-November.