THE DANGERS OF COVID-19 & THE NEED TO BE VACCINATED
On a global scale, COVID-19 has infected over 227 million people and has caused more than 4.6 million deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. As of 18 September, Australia has seen 84,056 infections (19,527 of which are active cases) and 1,148 deaths so far. In NSW, there have been 50,919 infections (14,650 of which are active cases) and 282 deaths since January 2020.
Our elderly population, those with pre-existing comorbidities (such as hypertension, diabetes, or coronary heart disease), and our front-line healthcare workers are those most at risk of experiencing complications from the disease. Safe and effective vaccines are our biggest defence against this pandemic, which has had devastating medical, economic, and social ramifications.
Vaccines reduce the risk of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defences to build protection.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION ROLLOUT
As at 17 September 2021, Australia reached 24,054,063 vaccine doses.
As at 17 September 2021, 45% of the Australian population over 16 have received a second dose.
In NSW, 8,662,819 doses have been administered.
As at 17 September 2021, 50.6% of NSW residents over 16 have received a second dose.
Find more live COVID-19 Data at www.covid.live.au
COVID-19 WEEKLY SAFETY REPORT
Access the latest COVID-19 Weekly Safety Report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.