Health Minister Greg Hunt said 79.94 per cent of the eligible population had received a vaccine by Monday night, meaning just 13,000 people will need to be jabbed to reach the 80 per cent mark.
“So as of about 10:30am this morning, Australia will have achieved the 80 per cent first vaccination rate,” Mr Hunt said at a press conference on Tuesday.
“That’s a huge national achievement, and it’s a huge tribute to everybody who has been involved, to our health professionals, to everybody who has organised, to our GPs, our pharmacists, our Commonwealth and state vaccination clinics.”
Victoria receives 96,000 vaccine bookings in a day
Across the country, 57.4 per cent of the over 16 population have had both doses of the vaccine and 43.7 per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds are fully jabbed.
The Health Minister thanked the more than 16.5 million Australians who have come forward for their jab.
“We’ve seen in the ACT over 90 per cent being achieved. In New South Wales, well over 88 per cent being achieved. 
“Victoria is now well over 82 per cent. And across the country, the best single protection against COVID-19 and against the consequences of COVID-19 is vaccination.”
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According to the Australian Government Department of Health’s data, Monday, October 4:
ACT
The Australian Capital Territory is currently in the lead with 67.8 per cent of its over 16 population fully vaccinated and 93.8 per cent having received a single jab.
The Chief Minister announced lockdown will lift on October 15, with gyms, businesses and beauty services to reopen under strict density and capacity requirements.
NSW
New South Wales is edging closer to its 70 per cent double dose target with 67.7 per cent of its over 16 population fully vaccinated and 88.6 per cent having received at least one dose.
The state has continued to report a downward trend with 608 COVID-19 cases acquired on Tuesday.
Speaking to reporters last week, Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the “dramatic drop” in cases was due to high vaccination rates.
“Vaccination is the way out of this current issue in New South Wales and being vaccinated is the single most important step you can take to protect yourself, your family and your community.”
Victoria
Vaccination rates in Victoria are also creeping up with 53.6 per cent of its over 16 population fully vaccinated and 82.9 per cent having received a single jab.
The state recorded 1,763 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday – a pandemic high.
More than 20 Victorian LGAs surpass 90 per cent in first doses
Tasmania
More than 61.4 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated and 78.1 per cent have received at least one jab.
South Australia
More than 51.7 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated and 69.8 per cent have received at least one jab.
Queensland
More than 48.9 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated and 67.8 per cent have received at least one jab.
Northern Territory
More than 54.2 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated and 67.1 per cent have received at least one jab.
Western Australia
More than 49 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated and 67.8 have received at least one jab.

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