Fifty per cent of Territorians are set to be fully vaccinated this week as the COVID-19 jab rollout ramps up.
The milestone comes as almost 220,000 doses have been administered in the Northern Territory with 67 per cent of Territorians who have received their first dose and 48 per cent of Territorians now fully vaccinated.
The remote rollout is progressing with 54 per cent of remote Territorians having received one dose and 34 per cent fully vaccinated.
"The Territory has led the nation by recovering the fastest. We have led the nation with the best quarantine system. And we are leading the nation with the vaccine rollout," Chief Minister Michael Gunner said.
"We have stopped COVID-19 from spreading through our community and continue to live up to our reputation as the comeback capital.
"The latest ABS state final demand figures show the Territory economy grew by more than twice the rate of every other jurisdiction.
"The vaccine is safe, free, effective and the best way to protect yourself, your family and your friends."
This week NT Health teams are visiting communities including Julanimawu, Laramba and Willowra.
Health Minister Natasha Fyles said that in the six months since the launch of the vaccine rollout they had already hit the halfway mark of getting every Territorian fully vaccinated.
"We know the fastest way to get life to go back to normal is to ensure as many Territorians are vaccinated as possible and I want to thank everyone for rolling up their sleeves and doing their bit," she said.
"We will continue to focus on lifting vaccination rates in our remote communities and tighten our focus and with community leaders and health educators to achieve an even spread of vaccination.
Territorians have been rolling up their sleeves in droves since 100,000 extra appointments were made available last month due to an increased supply of vaccines.
It has never been easier to book a jab in the Territory with the new Palmerston COVID-19 Clinic now online and able to deliver 2000 appointments per week.
Bookings are available at NT Health COVID-19 vaccine clinics, GPs, Community Pharmacies and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.
To book an appointment visit https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/
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