Gold Coast hits vaccine mark with more than 60% having first jab

The Gold Coast has passed two key vaccine milestones with more than 60 per cent of the eligible population now having their first dose and more than 40 per cent having both.

But at this rate, there are serious concerns it could be another couple of months before the city hits the crucial target of 80 per cent double dose.

Figures released by federal health officials on Monday show more than 38,000 jabs were administered on the Gold Coast in the last week.


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More than 539,000 jabs have now been administered on the Gold Coast.

The rate of first doses is now at 62 per cent, up from 57.3 per cent the week before.

The rate of second doses is now at 41.7 per cent, up from 39 per cent.

Broadbeach-Burleigh has the highest rate of first and second doses at 68.4 per cent and 47.1 per cent respectively.

Nerang has the lowest rate of first doses at 57.1 per cent.

Ormeau-Oxenford has the lowest rate of second doses at 37.2 per cent, but it also has by far the largest eligible population.

Gold Coast Weekly Vaccination Figures for 27th Septmber, 2021

Area Population No. of 1st Doses No. of 2nd Doses % of 1st Doses % of 2nd doses
Broadbeach – Burleigh 56,171 38,448 26,470 68.40% 47.10%
Coolangatta 47,867 32,428 21,540 67.70% 45.00%
Gold Coast – North 60,974 39,286 27,529 64.40% 45.10%
Gold Coast Hinterland 16,449 9,929 6,637 60.40% 40.30%
Mudgeeraba – Tallebudgera 27,894 17,381 11,674 62.30% 41.90%
Nerang 57,368 32,781 21,802 57.10% 38.00%
Ormeau – Oxenford 113,882 65,990 42,368 57.90% 37.20%
Robina 44,921 27,395 18,615 61.00% 41.40%
Southport 54,339 33,539 22,693 61.70% 41.80%
Surfers Paradise 40,540 25,557 17,864 63.00% 44.10%

Source: Department of Health