Artwork showing map of Australia and syringe icons.
Artwork showing map of Australia and syringe icons.
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How many people in Australia have had their COVID-19 booster shots?

As Australia announces people will soon need a third jab to be considered "up to date" with their coronavirus vaccinations, here are the latest numbers in your state or territory.

Published Saturday 12 February 2022
Source: SBS News
With each passing day, more and more people in Australia are receiving COVID-19 booster vaccines to add to their defence against the virus. 

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has now announced from the end of March 2022, people aged over 16 who have

Those who got their second dose more than six months ago and are yet to get a booster will be considered "overdue".

The graphic below shows the percentage of vaccinated people in each of Australia's states and territories. It is updated automatically.
According to the latest federal government data, as of 10 February, 93.9 per cent of people over the age of 16 in Australia have had two vaccinations. When it comes to boosters, the country is fast approaching a 50 per cent national booster rate.

The data shows 9,727,513 people over the age of 16 have received more than two doses nationally, with 173,062 people receiving their booster in the past 24-hour period. 

The ACT, Australia's second-least populated state or territory, has the highest proportion of residents triple-jabbed at 60 per cent. The country's least populated federal jurisdiction, the Northern Territory has the lowest rate of residents boosted, at 40 per cent.

State and territory booster numbers as of 10 February 2022.
State and territory booster numbers as of 10 February 2022. Source: Australian Immunisation Register
While Health Minister Greg Hunt has said Australia was  when it came to boosters, some members of vulnerable populations - including , people with disability, and those living in remote locations - have reported difficulties in receiving them.

For the latest information on COVID-19 booster shots, including how to book, visit .

Graphics by Ken Macleod and Jono Delbridge. 

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