Tasmania leading the nation for COVID vaccine rollout


Tasmania’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout is the best performing state in the nation when it comes to State run clinics, according to a Commonwealth report.

As of Sunday, Tasmania became the first State in Australia to have used up all its supply it had received.

Thanks to our State-run clinics in Kingston, Bridgewater, New Norfolk, Mowbray, Latrobe, Wynyard and another to open in Deloraine on Saturday, our vaccine rollout has been progressing well and is on track.

As of 14 April, the Tasmanian Liberal Government has delivered 27,088 doses in State Clinics.

Combined with the doses already delivered by the Australian Government in the Aged and Disability Care sector and by GPs and Aboriginal Health Services, this means that 50,937 doses have been delivered in Tasmania which is very pleasing.

While the news last week about AstraZeneca has had some impact, it is well within our manageable levels.

Our main target at the moment is to reach the over 70 age group where they are unable to access a GP delivered vaccine.

Over the next few weeks we are expecting to receive between 7,000 and 9,000 doses per week for State Clinics and GPs will have access to around 10,000 doses per week which means we are well on the way to getting Tasmanians vaccinated and protected.

We’d like to thank all our hardworking health staff for their dedication during the rollout to ensure as many Tasmanians are vaccinated as possible.

Only a re-elected majority Gutwein Liberal Government can be trusted to keep Tasmanians safe from COVID-19.