The projection herd immunity won’t be reached until 2027 is ‘not set in stone’

ANU Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases Dr Sanjaya Senanayake says the projection the world will reach COVID-19 herd immunity until 2027 is “not set in stone”.

“The current rate of vaccinations in the world every day is about 4.8 million per day, if we continue at that rate it will take that long to get the world covered with their vaccinations,” he told Sky News host Peta Credlin.

Dr Senanayake said the rate of vaccinations will rise when developing countries start vaccinating their populations but points to a WHO projection which states herd immunity will not be reached by the end of the year.

“Even if it’s not six years, it might take well over a year to get there.”

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