NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced that we’ve finally hit the goal of 6 million first-dose vaccination jabs across NSW before the end of August, with freedoms for the fully vaxxed of us to be announced later this week.
The relatively happy announcement came alongside a slight dip in new COVID-19 cases as well, with (a still rather high) 753 cases of community transmission.
“Thanks for reaching this great milestone and Dr Chant, myself and the team look forward to speaking about what you can do in September and October. The more people vaccinated, the greater impact that it will have on reducing the spread and keeping loved ones safe,” Berejiklian said.
“Come forward and get your vaccine to keep getting vaccine rates up in those areas where we have the highest virus rates.”
It looks like later this week, Berejiklian will be providing an update as to what can and cannot be done by the fully vaxxed. Back in early August, she hinted at small businesses such as hairdressers opening up if we hit the fully vaxxed target (and guess what, we did).
“6 million jabs gives us opportunities to consider what restrictions we can ease, it gives us opportunities to think about what life in September looks like and can I please urge everybody, if you are able, to get a jab,” she said in a press conference in early August.
Looking forward to seeing what we can all do now that we’ve hit the vax targets. We did it bbies!
All adult Aussies (yep, even if those of us under 40) are currently able to get the safe and effective AstraZeneca vaccine through a GP. Click here to see which clinics are offering it, and talk to a doctor to see if it’s right for you.
Alternatively, you can triple-check to see if you’re eligible for the Pfizer vaccine here.
The best vaccine is the first one you can get, and that’ll be our ticket out of this mess.