Canberrans between the ages of 30-39 can now book in for a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at an ACT COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Clinic.
The opening of appointments to 30 to 39 year olds comes as the ACT reaches 50% of the adult population having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and almost 25% having received both doses.
Vaccines are the only way out of this pandemic. There is no other viable alternative to protect yourself and the people around you from very serious illness. There is no other alternative to ending the lockdowns and the travel restrictions that have impacted on our lives.
The vaccines significantly reduce the risk of ending up in ICU because of a COVID-19 infection. The more people who get a vaccination, the better protected our entire community will be.
Of the 70,000 30 to 39 year olds in the ACT, 16,000 have already received their first dose as part of Phases 1a and 1b and more than 20,000 have already registered with MyDHR.
ACT Health will contact every person who registered through MyDHR to notify them that appointments are now open. All 30 to 39 year olds who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination are encouraged to book online through MyDHR as soon as possible.
Canberrans are responding to the calls to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated. We want the Territory to continue being above the national average throughout the national rollout of the vaccine.
As we see new outbreaks across the country and the emergence of highly transmissible strains, now is the time for all eligible Canberrans to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment either through an ACT COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic or through their GP.
We will continue to work with the Commonwealth Government and healthcare providers to ensure we deliver a safe, effective and accessible COVID-19 vaccine program in the ACT.