Report On 80% Vaccination In Australia

In summary, the recommended target for Covid vaccination rates is 80%, including children. However, this number may need to be adjusted in light of new information about the Delta variant. The effectiveness of vaccines decreases over time, making a third dose necessary, particularly for the elderly population. Several countries have already reached high percentages of elderly vaccinated, with Portugal at 99%. It is important to consider not only the overall percentage of population vaccinated, but also the percentage of elderly vaccinated in order to minimize severe disease and death.
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For those that like to read details about Covid modelling and vaccination rates, see the following:
https://grattan.edu.au/report/race-to-80/

80% is the magical number. It will be even better when we all get the third dose.

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Some assumptions are somewhat dubious - it is for educational purposes only. It needs to be done again IMHO to reflect new information on Delta, e.g. we know Pfizer effectiveness falls at 22% per month, and AZ falls at 7% per month. That's where the third dose becomes really important as it has in Israel. It is thought to have maximum effect with at least a 6-month gap between it and the second dose, although Israel is allowing 5 months. Aus will not be opening all at once. If the assumptions are wrong and we require a third dose before opening, it will have to be modified. But that is the current thinking from several 'think tanks'; 80%, including children, is the magic number. Note that it is recommended to make it part of normal school vacations we all got at school (or from our doctor), so it will become part of the no-jab, no-pay policy.

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Other than exponential spread, which depends on the percentage of population vaccinated, one would also like to have minimal severe disease and death, so it should also be important to consider the percentage of those aged 65 and above that are vaccinated (ie. it makes a difference whether the target population coverage is reached with 100% of teenagers vaccinated or 100% of elderly vaccinated).

For first doses, Israel, UK, Denmark, Portugal have reached 94% or more of elderly vaccinated.
The UK has had 93% of elderly vaccinated for months now, and that was before it opened up in July. Also the UK might have immunity in the elderly above 94% as indicated by the seropositivity (indicating either vaccination or previous natural infection) coming in above 99% in blood donors (biased sample, probably overestimates the population seropositivity).
Portugal is at 99% of elderly having had both first and second doses.

Israel: https://datadashboard.health.gov.il/COVID-19/general?utm_source=go.gov.il&utm_medium=referral
Denmark: https://outbreaknewstoday.com/denma...eceived-the-first-covid-19-vaccination-79447/
UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccine-surveillance-report
Portugal: https://covid19.min-saude.pt/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Relato%CC%81rio-de-Vacinac%CC%A7a%CC%83o-n.o-29.pdf
 
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Related to Report On 80% Vaccination In Australia

What is the current vaccination rate in Australia?

The current vaccination rate in Australia is at 80%, which means that 80% of the population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

What vaccines are being used in Australia?

Australia is primarily using the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, with some smaller supplies of the Moderna and Novavax vaccines also being distributed.

How does the vaccination rate in Australia compare to other countries?

Australia's vaccination rate of 80% is higher than the global average of 49%, but lower than countries like the United States and United Kingdom which have rates above 60%.

What impact has the 80% vaccination rate had on COVID-19 cases in Australia?

The 80% vaccination rate in Australia has significantly reduced the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, leading to a gradual easing of restrictions and a return to more normal daily life.

What are the challenges in achieving a 80% vaccination rate in Australia?

Some of the challenges in achieving an 80% vaccination rate in Australia include vaccine hesitancy, supply chain issues, and logistical challenges in reaching remote and rural communities. Additionally, the emergence of new variants and the need for booster shots may also impact the overall vaccination rate.

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