Govts failing to vaccinate Indigenous Australians, data show

COVID-19 vax rates for Indigenous people are lagging by 30% in one state, show Federal Government figures

Governments across the country have failed to vaccinate Indigenous Australians against COVID-19 at the same rate as the rest of the population, with one state lagging by almost 30%, data reveal.

An update of Indigenous vaccination rates, shared by the Federal Government last week, shows gaps of more than a quarter of the total population in the worst-performing states.  

No state or territory has managed to achieve parity, or close the gap, in getting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates to