Tasmania is on track to become one of the first jurisdictions in Australia to have its entire population vaccinated, but doctors say supply remains one of the most pressing issues facing the country.
To date about 129,500 vaccines, both Pfizer and AstraZeneca, have been delivered to eligible Tasmanians - close to a quarter of the population.
However, Australian Medical Association president Helen McAardle said the efforts could be further ramped-up.
"One of the difficulties has been the supply of the vaccine. GP surgeries are saying they could do more and the vaccination hubs set up by the state could do more, if the supply was there," she said.
"That's been an area of concern. We are doing better in aged care than other states, but if the supply increases, as we understand that will happen with Pfizer in October, we should be able to get moving on vaccinating the whole community."
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In April, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the purchase of another 20 million doses of Pfizer vaccines, manufactured offshore, bringing the total to 40 million.
However, those additional doses will not be available until September.
With AstraZeneca being recommended only for above 50, Dr McArdle said there would be a substantial proportion of Tasmania's population who would have to wait for a Pfizer vaccine.
However, she said the Victorian outbreak should serve as a "big wake up call" for people not to become complacent.
"We are lucky in Tasmania, we're an island we can close our borders quite easily," she said.
"But just one case going into Victoria, who acquired his infection in Adelaide in hotel quarantine, has now led to 35 cases and the concern it could lead to hundreds if not more.
"So it doesn't take much. People have to understand that until we are all vaccinated, we are not protected. You can keep it bay, but it can always sneak in."
On Friday the AMA warned the state's hospitals had reached breaking point and would not cope if faced with a COVID outbreak or severe flu season.
With the Health Department confirming it would convene an urgent meeting next week, Dr McArdle multi-disciplinary input was needed to find solutions.
"There is a real urgency to open additional beds or step down beds. Step down beds may be something that can help very quickly and in the short term," she said.
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