Is Australia's goal of vaccinating the entire adult population by October achievable?

by Josh Nicholas

27 February 2021

But some experts think this is achievable – especially once the AstraZeneca vaccine rolls out next month and vaccinations are administered at more than a handful of hubs.

“The first phase is going to be a bit slow,” says Prof Gregory Dore, head of the viral hepatitis clinical research program at the Kirby Institute.

“Particularly once we get the AstraZeneca vaccine through as well, we will move the initial hurdle of vaccinating people through vaccine hubs, and we should be able to scale up pretty quickly to GP clinics.

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