Northern Tasmanians are rolling up their sleeves and being jabbed with COVID-19 vaccinations at a faster rate than those living in other parts of the state, according to the latest Public Health data.
Up to 130,000 does of the COVID-19 vaccinations, both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, have been delivered to Tasmanians.
This amounts to more than 23 per cent of the population aged over 16 years who have received their first dose.
On a simple reading of the data, the highest number of doses have been delivered in Northern Tasmania with 24 per cent of people in the North having received their first dose.
This was followed by more than 20 per cent of people in the South, with the slowest uptake of the vaccine occurring in the North West at 18 per cent.
To date 10,000 aged care residents in Tasmania have been vaccinated.
The total number of doses given across Australia sits at 3.8 million, with 475,000 people fully vaccinated representing 1.9 per cent of the population having the highest form of defence against COVID-19.
Across the globe data shows that 5.2 per cent of the world's population is fully vaccinated against the virus.
COVID-19 vaccinations are available to anyone in Tasmania aged 50 years or over.
Anyone who is aged 16 years and above with underlying medical conditions such as arthritis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, heart disease, liver disease, dementia, who are survivors of childhood cancers or who have cancer and organ transplant recipients.
And anyone who is a critical or high risk worker such as front line health workers, abattoir and seafood processors and police, fire and other emergency service workers.
In Victoria the recent outbreak has given rise to a roll-out of the vaccine to those aged under 40, but Public Health has not yet indicated whether this will occur also in Tasmania.