Victoria hits COVID-19 vaccination target

Western Health registered nurse Rupinder Kaur holding the COVID-19 vaccine. Photo by Damjan Janevski. 230083_04

Michaela Meade

Victoria has officially reached its 70 per cent COVID-19 full vaccination target.

The state had been climbing towards the fully vaccinated target, which was referred to as the “ticket out of lockdown”.

The state officially hit the target this morning, with 70 per cent of the eligible population having been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

In a statement to his social media, Premier Daniel Andrews celebrated the milestone.

“Because of everything Victorians have done, tomorrow we can start getting back to the things we love,” the statement said.

“Thank you Victoria – I’m so proud.”

Metropolitan Melbourne will emerge from its lengthy sixth lockdown as of 11.59pm tonight.

The six reasons to leave your home, as well as the curfew and 15 kilometre radius, will be removed.

Travel between regional and metropolitan areas will still be restricted.

Up to 10 people including dependents will be able to visit a home per day, in both regional Victoria and metro Melbourne.

Indoor venues such as restaurants and cafes will be able to reopen with up to 20 people indoors, with all staff and patrons fully vaccinated.

In regional Victoria, school will resume full time for all students, and metro Melbourne will commence its staggered return to the classroom.

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