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Currently, Victoria receives more vaccines than New South Wales.

NSW is being chased by Victoria on one important indicator. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Ian Currie

In Victoria, more vaccines are being given than NSW due to the surge in vaccination rates during the recent outbreak of Covid-19.

Restrictions began to be relaxed in Melbourne on Friday after a two-week blockade after the virus crossed the SA border at the end of last month.

On Thursday, Victoria received doses of just over 48,000, nearly 8,000 more than in New South Wales, bringing the state to a total of 1,558,081.

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That number is about 31,000 more than NSW, which received 1,527,100 doses.

Australia has enjoyed the largest surge in daily vaccinations since its deployment, with 153,338 vaccinations exceeding 5.6 million nationwide.

According to Ministry of Health statistics, 3.46 million of them were managed by the federal government, and an additional 2.17 million were managed via state and territory clinics.

Currently, Victoria receives more vaccines than New South Wales. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Ian Currie
Currently, Victoria receives more vaccines than New South Wales. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Ian Currie

The Commonwealth administered just over half of Victoria’s dose (808,611), with state-owned clinics accounting for the remaining 749,470.

The New South Wales State Clinic managed 561,593, alongside 965,507 from the Commonwealth, and gained a smaller share of its deployment.

However, Australia’s two largest states lag behind Tasmania, ACT, and NT in terms of per capita dose.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison advertised the outlook for a travel bubble with Singapore after meeting with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Thursday, but warned that milestones were “still” away.

Prime Minister Lee confirmed that the immunization rates of both countries will be an important factor in the measures implemented.

“When the majority of the population is vaccinated, it’s much easier to think of these openings,” he said.

Labor frontbencher Jason Clare said the move would not be possible unless Australia’s pace of deployment improved.

“We need to speed up. Unless we increase immunization rates here and around the world, we won’t see this kind of foam open,” he said on Friday.

“Until everyone here in Australia and around the world is vaccinated, we are not going to bring our lives back to normal and make them better than they used to be.”

Federal political reporter

Sydney

Finn McHugh has been a federal political reporter for NCA NewsWire since November 2020. He moved to Canberra Press Gallery in August 2019 and was Executive Producer of Sky News’ AM Agenda. He used to … read more

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