Hazzard: NSW has one of the ‘highest’ vaccination rates in the world

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard says he is “very pleased” New South Wales has one of the “highest” vaccination rates in the world.

"I am pleased, very pleased, that vaccination rate in New South Wales is now quite extraordinary," he said.

"I want to thank the residents of New South Wales for coming out in such great numbers to be vaccinated.

“I’m advised that in fact, New South Wales is now amongst the highest, if not the highest, in the world in terms of vaccination rates.

“And that only happens when the citizens of New South Wales come forward to try and keep not only themselves, their families, but also the balance of our community in New South Wales safe – and in indeed in our broader Australian community.”

Mr Hazzard revealed almost 58 per cent of NSW residents have received one dose of a COVID vaccine and almost 31 per cent have received two doses.