Premier Daniel Andrews says people who do no get vaccinated to COVID-19 will have significant restrictions on their freedom well into 2022.
When asked on Tuesday whether the so-called "vaccinated economy" would be removed once Victoria hit the 80 or 90 percent double-dose benchmark, Mr Andrews said it would not happen for a least another six months.
He warned against unvaccinated people opting to wait until they were given greater freedoms, claiming it would be a long time until any rules were changed.
He also hinted towards the rollout of third dose vaccines possibly being mandated for social freedoms next year.
Ballarat has now ticked over 70% second dose vaccination and more than 95% of eligible residents have had a single dose of the vaccine.
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"Why would you get the system going, have the thing up and running and then essentially pull down...all of the architecture that you've built, all the infrastructure that you've built and the culture that you've changed, why would you change that four or five weeks later?" Mr Andrews said.
"We will not be doing that here (in Victoria). I'm not going to say to someone, just wait us out, just wait for a five weeks and then you will be able to the pub.
"If you make the judgement to not get vaccinated and you reckon you can wait it out...or you want to think you are waiting out, you won't wait out the virus, because the virus will be here for a long time and your only protection against it as being vaccinated.
"This will be well into 2022, well and truly into 2022."
Mr Andrews pointed to the Melbourne Grand Prix on April and said it was highly unlikely that event would allow non-vaccinated people to attend.
Meanwhile, another $21 million will be spent to vaccinate those who have faced barriers in getting their COVID-19 jab.
The funding will target those living with a disability, at-risk youth, seniors, culturally and linguistically diverse communities, social housing residents and family violence survivors.
Included is $13 million for those with complex needs, such as those in the child protection system, and will help them book appointments, arrange transport and offer respite or childcare.
There will also be $2.5 million for volunteer organisations such as neighbourhood houses, men's sheds and multicultural groups to encourage their communities to get vaccinated.
"As you have seen, we have taken this program right into local communities, with pop-ups and micro pop-ups, literally neighbourhood vaccination activity, end of your street vaccination activity," Mr Andrews said.
"It is one of the reasons why some local government areas of significant concern to us only a few weeks ago have gone from 50 per cent single dose to over 90 per cent single dose in just a matter of weeks."
The funds further build on the neighbourhood pop-up vaccination clinics that started last week at cafes, shopping centres, bowls clubs and gyms.
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