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Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been much maligned recently, as it’s become clear we’re way behind schedule. So far Australia’s average daily rate since the rollout began in late February is around 22,000 doses a day according to my calculations. To achieve herd immunity, I calculate we’ll need to vaccinate 85% of the population, using a combination of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines. To achieve this by the end of March 2022, I calculate we need to vaccinate at least 133,000 people a day until December 31, and then around 79,000 a day in the first three months of 2022. One way to achieve this would be to stop relying on small GP and respiratory clinics and urgently move towards using mass vaccination hubs. However,…



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