Australia reached the milestone of vaccinating over half a million people against COVID-19, including 82,500 aged care residents.
There have been more than 507,000 vaccines at the close of business on Friday.
This compares to the Federal Government’s target by this date of 4 million vaccinations, with a range of reasons being blamed for the shortfall including a breakdown of communication between the states and the Federal Government.
329,000 vaccines have been administered in state and territory vaccination clinics while 97,000 vaccines have been administered in general practices.
The news comes as an unvaccinated frontline healthcare worker tested positive to COVID-19, sparking a lockdown in the greater Brisbane area of Queensland.
As a result, citizens are being told to brace for more COVID-19 cases as the Government continues to roll out the vaccine.
None of the new cases out of Queensland have been linked to aged care homes.