Warrnambool resident Ian Sadler has received the 20,000th COVID-19 vaccine dose administered at South West Healthcare's vaccination centre.
He joins approximately 8000 other south-west residents who have been fully vaccinated.
Mr Sadler said he was "keen to get it done" as early as possible so he could return to living a normal life.
"I was due to get vaccinated fairly early for personal reasons to avoid the possibility of catching COVID-19," he said.
"We're not going to get back to normality in life until we have a fair portion of the population vaccinated. The sooner that can happen, the better it is for all of us."
South West Healthcare COVID-19 coordinator Sue Anderton said the milestone included both first and second doses of either AstraZeneca or Pfizer.
"The percentage of people (in the south-west region) that have had a vaccination is around 38 to 40 per cent now," she said.
She said there was little vaccine hesitancy in the south-west and the health care provider was looking at opening other avenues for booking vaccines.
"Our region is really responsive and still getting AstraZeneca and following through with their second dose," Ms Anderton said.
"You can book online through South West Healthcare. There is a state government telephone line which you can book through as well (but) we're looking at opening other avenues for booking (including) wait lists and that type of thing as well so people can keep an eye out for that."
South West Healthcare chief executive officer Craig Fraser said the waiting list would be streamlined and rolled out in coming weeks.
"Occasionally people don't turn up and the last thing we want to see is any wastage and the opportunity to use that vaccine. Until now, we've been ringing people already registered on the waiting list or people who are in the at-risk area," he said.
"In the last few weeks and the coming weeks we've been working hard on creating a waiting list because we know there is a lot of demand for Pfizer out there and it's really great that they're all booked out really quickly when it goes up."
Ms Anderton said despite being fully booked most weeks, there were no issues with supply.
"Our supply state is pretty stable," she said.
"The last few weeks we've done 500 first doses. We're hoping that will increase with the state government announcement that there's more Pfizer coming in to Australia and hopefully in Victoria."
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