Today is 1 August and I am calling upon the people of greater Sydney, greater New South Wales to come forward and get vaccinated. To get to the 70% target we need 9.2million jabs. To get the 80% target we need 10 million jabs. We have been talking about this in New South Wales for some time.
Pleasingly, in the last 24 hours we had over 82,000 people get vaccinated in one day alone in New South Wales. At that rate we are vaccinating 500 hours of people per week. We want to do more and go fast doubles please go forward and get the vaccine.
The AstraZeneca is safe. Health authorities have said under the current circumstances any adult, anyone over 18 should come forward to get the vaccine. It doesn’t matter which one you are offered.
One dose itself reduces your chance of spreading the virus but it also keeps you out of hospital. And we know that vaccination is working against this terrible delta strain, we know it is effective, we know it is giving people out of hospital. It is also reducing the chance of people spreading it to every member of their household. Can I please urge everybody to come forward and get vaccinated.
The consistent message from New South Wales has proven to be the right way forward. Come forward to get vaccinated. Whether there is a target of 70% or 80%, once we hit that target life will be very different.